Edwin Hawkins

Gospel music, Musical Artist

1943 –

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Who is Edwin Hawkins?

Edwin Hawkins is an American gospel musician, pianist, choir master, composer, and arranger. He is one of the originators of the urban contemporary gospel sound. He are best known for his arrangement of "Oh Happy Day", which was included on the Songs of the Century list. The Edwin Hawkins Singers made a second foray into the charts a year later, backing folk singer Melanie on "Lay Down".

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Born
Aug 18, 1943
Oakland
Also known as
  • Hawkins, Edwin
  • Edwin Reuben Hawkins
Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession

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on July 23, 2013

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