via KCBS/KPIX: Singers from around the country came together in the Bay Area Tuesday evening to pay homage to the late Oakland gospel giant Edwin Hawkins. It is the first night of a two-night “Celebration of Life” being held at Harbor Light Church in Fremont. Grammy-Award winning Gospel Artist, Donald Lawrence served as the […]

via TheBelleReport: Some of the biggest gospel artists of our time are headed West to pay tribute to four-time Grammy® Award-winning recording artist, Edwin Hawkins, who passed away January 15th. The Hawkins Family is staging a two-night “Celebration of Life” event that takes place Tuesday, February 6th and Wednesday, February 7th @7 PM each evening […]

Funeral services have been set for famed gospel pioneer, Edwin Hawkins. Celebration of Life Services will take place 7PM nightly from the Harbor Light Church, which is located at 4760 Thornton Avenue in Fremont, CA. Musical Celebration: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – 7PM Homegoing Celebration: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – 7PM The Oakland native passed […]

via ugospel: According to UGospel here is the information on the Celebration of Life Services for Edwin Hawkins: Services will be held on February 6th & 7th at The Harbor Light Church 4760 Thornton Ave Fremont, California 94536 In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the music & arts inc […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day” and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music, died Monday at age 74. Hawkins died at his home in Pleasanton, California. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, publicist Bill Carpenter told The Associated Press. Along with Andrae Crouch, […]

Erika Goldring/Getty Images Today the Praise 1300am Family want to shine the spotlight on one of the pioneers of gospel music..Happy Birthday to Dr Edwin Hawkins!!! Edwin Reuben Hawkins (born August 18, 1943, Oakland, California) is an American gospel musician, pianist, choir master, composer, and arranger. He is one of the originators of the urban […]

  Legendary Gospel musician Edwin Hawkins sat down with Erica Campbell of Mary Mary fame in this exclusive conversation, brought to you by the Los Angeles GRAMMY Chapter. Hawkins regaled the audience with stories from his lengthy career including the roots behind his signature song, “Oh Happy Day.” Campbell explored the influence that Hawkins has […]

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy will host a conversation with 4 time Grammy winners Edwin Hawkins and Erica Campbell on August 28th. Hawkins is regarded by many as the father of contemporary gospel music and is known for the 1969 hit Oh Happy Day with his Edwin Hawkins Singers. Campbell, one half […]

The Bay Area’s gospel community came together for an evening of praise to benefit the 2014 Edwin Hawkins & Walter Hawkins Music and Arts Love Fellowship Conference. The ticketed event, held Monday, January 27, 2014 at Love Center Ministries Church was supported by the Bay Area’s clergy, and the gospel communities along with emerging artists, and MALFC […]

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, brought legends and contemporary stars together to celebrate the careers of gospel giants Edwin Hawkins, Lady Tramaine Hawkins, and Kurt Carr at its 14th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon in Nashville recently. In addition, the event, held at Rocketown, also recognized BMI’s Most-Performed Gospel Song of […]

    BMI is set to salute gospel leaders Edwin Hawkins, Lady Tramaine Hawkins and Kurt Carr at its 14th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon in Nashville. The event is slated for Friday, January 18, the day before the 28th Annual Stellar Awards, at Rocketown (601 Fourth Avenue South). Gospel music’s premier songwriters, […]