Step Aside, Hocus Pocus: The Writer Of “I Put A Spell On You” Was Born Right Here In Cleveland
Cleveland is known locally as the birthplace of rock and roll, a title tied to the city after disc jockey Alan Freed first attached “rock and roll” to the genre he liked to play on radio station WJW Cleveland. However, the town has made music history in a number of other ways, from raising some of the era’s finest musicians to crafting songs that remain popular to this very day. Today, we’re going to take a look at the latter… and we’re going to examine one of the most powerful songs ever written in Cleveland. It’s not just powerful… it’s magical… it’s bewitching… it’s haunting… That’s right, we’re going to take a moment to learn about how the writer of “I Put a Spell on You” was born in Cleveland.
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So there you have it… the mastermind behind “I Put a Spell on You” was born in Cleveland, where he cemented a legacy as a legendary music icon. Did you ever see Hawkins perform live? What is your favorite cover of this song? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is - she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
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