Edwin Hawkins

1943 - 2018

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Edwin Reuben Hawkins (August 19, 1943 – January 15, 2018) was an American gospel musician, pianist, choir master, composer, and arranger. He was one of the originators of the urban contemporary gospel sound. He (as leader of the Edwin Hawkins Singers) was probably best known for his arrangement of "Oh Happy Day" (1968–69), which was included on the "Songs of the Century" list. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edwin Hawkins has received more than 433,766 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Edwin Hawkins is the 1,836th most popular musician (down from 1,599th in 2019), the 9,386th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,023rd in 2019) and the 745th most popular Musician.

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  • 16

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  • 2.42

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Among musicians, Edwin Hawkins ranks 1,836 out of 2,662Before him are Yip Harburg, Yuja Wang, Roy Bittan, Roger Miller, Jeremy Spencer, and Merle Travis. After him are Vilayat Khan, Bang Chan, Richie Kotzen, Steve Rothery, Danny Carey, and Rod Temperton.

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Among people born in 1943, Edwin Hawkins ranks 553Before him are James L. Jones, Vern Schuppan, Jackson C. Frank, Janet Evanovich, Albin Vidović, and Reita Faria. After him are Cosimo Pinto, John Casper, Roy Estrada, Veronica Hamel, Iñaki Azkuna, and Van Dyke Parks. Among people deceased in 2018, Edwin Hawkins ranks 415Before him are Piotr Szulkin, Albin Vidović, Afonso Dhlakama, Carlo Vanzina, Alfredo del Águila, and Peter G. Peterson. After him are Cliff Bourland, Warwick Estevam Kerr, Mark Salling, Horace Ashenfelter, Arthur Schnabel, and George Deukmejian.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edwin Hawkins ranks 9,386 out of 18,182Before him are Wiley Post (1898), Lola Glaudini (1971), Ben Shapiro (1984), Tranquilo Cappozzo (1918), Merle Travis (1917), and Peter G. Peterson (1926). After him are Terry Bisson (1942), Jim Duggan (1954), Janice Rule (1931), Jeannie Pepper (1958), Larry Miller (1953), and Mike Kelley (1954).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Edwin Hawkins ranks 745Before him are Percy Heath (1923), Chick Webb (1905), Yip Harburg (1896), Roy Bittan (1949), Roger Miller (1936), and Merle Travis (1917). After him are Richie Kotzen (1970), Danny Carey (1961), Joe Lovano (1952), Alison Krauss (1971), David Gates (1940), and Victor Wooten (1964).