Happy Birthday Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Happy Birthday to Jalacy Hawkins (July 18, 1929 – February 12, 2000) — known as Screamin' Jay Hawkins. He was an American Rhythm and Blues musician, singer, and actor. Famed chiefly for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery and wildly theatrical performances of songs such as "I Put a Spell on You", Hawkins sometimes used macabre props onstage, making him an early pioneer of shock rock.

Artwork by Drew Friedman

Watch Screamin Jay Hawkins - "I Put A Spell On You"