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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Awwww....‘Oh Happy Day’ singer, Edwin Reuben Hawkins dies at 74 (SEE MUSIC VIDEO)

American gospel singer, Edwin Reuben Hawkins, best known for a hit arrangement of “Oh Happy Day,” has died at the age of 74.
Edwin Hawkins,
Credited with being one of the founders of modern gospel music, Hawkins died Monday at his California home after battling pancreatic cancer, US media reported, quoting the artist’s publicist, Bill Carpenter.


“Oh Happy Day” is an 18th-century hymn which Hawkins arranged in a call and response style.
A single credited to the Edwin Hawkins Singers became a huge hit in 1969, and a year later the ensemble won a Grammy for best soul gospel performance for that song.
Mr. Hawkins’s survivors include his sisters Carol, Feddie, Lynette and his brother Daniel.
More than seven million copies of it were sold, Carpenter said, according to the New York Times.
Glenn Campbell and Elvis Presley also recorded renditions of the song.
Hawkins won four Grammies over the course of his career.
Hawkins was born in Oakland, California, on August 19, 1943. At the age of seven Hawkins was already the keyboardist to accompany the family’s gospel choir.
Together with Betty Watson, he was the co-founder of the Northern California State Youth Choir of the Church of God in Christ, which included almost fifty member

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