272. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

272. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Without a doubt, the most eccentric Rock star of the Golden Age, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was a true original. With an ominous baritone voice, stage props such as coffins and skulls, Hawkins became an underground Rock star who terrified mainstream America. Screamin’ Jay had no real hits (barring I Put a Spell on You) of note, but his main contribution to the world of Rock and Roll was the use of theatrics. Musically, Hawkins is hardly the most copied artist on this list, but in terms of image he might be.

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