20 Years Ago Today- Legendary Badass Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Dies at 70 (Watch Live In Tokyo ’90)

20 years ago today (2/12/00), American singer, songwriter, musician Screamin’ Jay Hawkins died aged 70 after emergency surgery for an aneurysm. Hawkins had quite the resume on record, in the ring and in bed. A Golden Gloves boxing champion at 16, he was married nine times, fathered over 30 children, spent two years in jail and was temporary blinded by one of his flaming props on stage in 1976. Hawkins most famously recorded ‘I Put A Spell On You’ in 1956. Check out the legend performing live in Tokyo 1990…

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