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Walter Hawkins
Birth: May 18, 1949
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 2010
Ripon
San Joaquin County
California, USA

Gospel Singer. He was one of gospels most legendary figures. His career started with The Northern California State Youth Choir. He later accompanied his brother Edwin and founded The Edwin Hawkins Singers; together they produced one of the first gospel songs that was a major crossover of all time, "Oh Happy Day". In the 1970's he left The Edwin Hawkins Singers to establish the Love Center Church in Oakland, California, he and his Love Center Choir became very successful with their "Love Alive" recordings, they sold over a million copies from the 1970's to the 1990's. His recordings and published songs include such great hits as: Going Up Yonder, Changed, Be Grateful, He's That Kind of Friend and many more. He was the recipient of many awards including a Grammy in 1981. Walter died of Pancreatic Cancer. (bio by: Babe) 
 
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Originally Created by: Babe
Record added: Jul 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54887585
Walter Hawkins
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Walter Hawkins
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- Bernard Johnson
 Added: Apr. 20, 2014
Your musical GENIUS gave us a beautifularray, of Gospel songs, that will last ...FOREVER!..Thank You!
- Nia Imani-Diarra
 Added: Feb. 1, 2014
May God be with you.
- william jones
 Added: May. 26, 2013
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