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Born: 1936/10
Birth Place: Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
Died: 1995/01
Genres: Blues, Folk, Jazz

Ted Hawkins was an American singer-songwriter. He was born in Biloxi, Mississippi on 28 October 1936 and died on 1 January 1995, aged 58. Hawkins was an enigmatic figure through most of his career; he split his time between his adopted hometown of Venice Beach, California where he was a mostly anonymous street performer, and Europe, where he and his songs were better known and well received in clubs and small concert halls. Born into a poor family in Mississippi, Hawkins lived a difficult early life, ending up at a reform school by age 12, and drifting, hitching, and stealing his way across the country for the next dozen years, earning several stays in prison including a 3-year stint for... Continue Bio >>

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