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Edwin Hawkins Impacted Popular Culture Through Gospel Music

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, most notable for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day," died of pancreatic cancer at 74.

Alongside luminaries like Andrae Crouch and James Cleveland, Hawkins was considered one of the founders of what is now considered contemporary gospel music. An elder brother in the talented family that also included vocalist Tramaine Hawkins and the late great ...

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