292. 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.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1982   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Cleveland, OH)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: I Put a Spell on You (1957)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: I Put a Spell on You (From I Put a Spell on You, 1957){acepolls 404}
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