Roger Hawkins, Drummer for 'The Swampers,' Dies at 75


The original drummer for legendary studio band has died Roger Hawkins played for the swappers the muscle shoals band that was immortalized by being name checked in the Lynyrd Skynyrd song sweet home Alabama however he and his bandmates played on many more than just a song or two the man can be heard on hundreds of hit songs recorded by some of the biggest names in the business Aretha Franklin Wilson Pickett Bob Seger Paul Simon James Brown Linda Ronstadt and Alicia keys among them Hawkins has died after an extended illness he was seventy five years old I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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