What Happened to Rosa Hawkins? Cups singer passes away at 76


Chapel of Love singer and Iko Iko singer Rosa Lee Hawkins has died on the age of 76. Tampa General Hospital in Florida introduced that the Dixie Cups champion had died on Tuesday.

Dixie Cups member and sister Barbara Hawkins confirmed her passing. Barbara Hawkins advised TMZ that Rosa Lee Hawkins perished following a surgical process in a Tampa, Florida, hospital. Rosa died of inside bleeding and different problems following the process. 

Their primary single Chapel of Love helped to make the group common. The group consisted of three singers. Moreover, they took the lead on the 1965 single Iko Iko. Based on an Indian chant they’ve been listening to since childhood, the latter tune was a standard New Orleans Mardis Gras tune.

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Chapel of Love’s success

In addition to knocking the Beatles off the highest of the Billboard 100, the tune additionally deposed the Beatles from the highest spot on Hot 100. In its place, “Be My Baby” changed “Love Me Do” at No. 1 to stay on the high for 3 weeks.

Earlier in 1987, the Beach Boys lined “Chapel of Love”. The tune appeared on the soundtracks of “Full Metal Jacket” (1987) and “Father of the Bride” (1991), in accordance with the Times.

Athelgra Neville, a childhood pal of the Neville Brothers and sister of Johnson, changed Johnson within the Dixie Cups quickly after Johnson left the group in 1966. The remaining Dixie Cups members carried out hits like “People Say,” “You Should Have Seen the Way He Looked at Me,” and “Little Bell.”

The newspaper reported that Johnson died in 2016.

Rosa’s highest precedence was singing

Rosa’s biggest love, after her son and Barbara and her grandchildren and nieces and nephews, was singing, Barbara stated.

The expertise of acting on stage made her very glad. Due to the truth that she was doing one thing she cherished, her perspective and demeanor had modified utterly.

“We were married to the business,” Barbara added. Even although they disagreed with one another generally, their mom taught them to not go to mattress offended. 

As a results of the pandemic, the group hasn’t performed for 2 years, however they’re set to look on the French Quarter Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this 12 months.

As Rosa would have wished, the group insists they are going to honor the plans.

Ankita Khanrah

Ankita Khanrah is a second-year pupil of the Master of Communication and Journalism (Integrated) programme on the School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed University, Bhubaneswar.

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