Edwin Hawkins

Born in 1943 Edwin Hawkins is an American gospel musician, pianist, choir master, composer, and arranger. He is one of the originators of the urban contemporary gospel sound. He (as leader of the Edwin Hawkins Singers) is probably best known for his arrangement of “Oh Happy Day” (1968–69), which was included on the Songs of the Century list and became one of the most popular songs in America……..Today Hawkins continues to tour and travel singing to audiences across the country.