Roy Hawkins

Vocals, Piano

Date of Birth:  February 7, 1903    Jefferson, TX

Date of Death:  March 19, 1974    Compton, CA

Place of Burial:  Inglewood Park Cemetery

                         720 East Florence Avenue

                         Inglewood, CA 90301

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Unknown


Why Do Everything Happen To Me, Route 66 (Kix-9)

Highway 59, Ace (CHD103)

The Thrill Is Gone, P-Vine (PCD 3055)

The Thrill Is Gone, Ace (CDCHD 754)

Bad Luck Is Falling, Ace (CDCHD 1096)


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