Ted Hawkins

Ted Hawkins
Real name
Theodore Hawkins Jr.
October 28, 1936
January 1, 1995
United States
Singer/songwriter. Hawkins mixed folk, country and soul music to create his own synthesis. Hawkins was not into music for money, preferring to work on the streets of Venice Beach, California, his adopted home, than playing formal professional gigs.


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Title Performer Release date Covered by
1986 Ted Hawkins & Billy Bragg

Covers by Ted Hawkins

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1987 Simon and Garfunkel
March 29, 1994 Jesse Winchester
1987 Bob Dylan
1986 Charles Brown & Amos Milburn, Sam Cooke
1987 Sam Cooke
1988 Ted Hawkins
1987 Otis Redding
1986 Johnny Darrell
1986 The Impressions
1986 Snuff [1]
1986 Jerry Butler
1987 The Temptations
March 29, 1994 Creedence Clearwater Revival
1986 Johnny Horton
1986 Little Johnny Taylor
February 2001 Dave Loggins
1987 Scott McKenzie
1987 Sam Cooke
1986 John Denver
February 2001 Sam Cooke
1986 Blaine Smith
1987 The Temptations
1986 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys

Songs written by Ted Hawkins

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Cold and Bitter Tears Ted Hawkins Ted Hawkins 1986 Covered by Ted Hawkins & Billy Bragg



Title Performer Release date Label
Dock of the Bay - The Venice Beach Tapes II Ted Hawkins 1987 American Activities
Happy Hour Ted Hawkins 1986 Rounder
On the Boardwalk - The Venice Beach Tapes Ted Hawkins 1986 American Activities
The Next Hundred Years Ted Hawkins March 29, 1994 DGC
The Unstoppable Ted Hawkins Ted Hawkins February 2001 Catfish Records

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
Great Moments of Vinyl History various artists 1988 Special Delivery