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He as leader of the Edwin Hawkins Singers was probably best known for his arrangement of " Oh Happy Day " —69 , which was included on the " Songs of the Century " list. Hawkins was born in Oakland, California, on August 19, The choir did come in second place at the competition, but that was one of many surprises coming their way.
Once "Oh Happy Day" started being played in other parts of the country and the group was made aware of its rising success on the radio, they began to get in contact with the right people in the industry who helped them get a major record deal.
The group signed on with the newly created Pavilion label distributed by Buddah , and released a second LP, called He's A Friend Of Mine , in , but it was "Oh Happy Day" that rocketed to sales of more than a million copies within two months.
It crossed over to the pop charts , making U. The song peaked at No. In the movie Leap of Faith , Hawkins is the choir master for the gospel songs. Hawkins died of pancreatic cancer on January 15, in his home, in Pleasanton, California , at the age of Edit Artist.
Singer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and choir master, born 18 August in Oakland, California. Died January 15, in Pleasanton, California. He was best known for his hit song "Oh Happy Day" with the Edwin Hawkins Singers , one of the first gospel songs that achieved mainstream success.
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