The Dixie Cups
|Genres:||Cajun & Zydeco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||60s soul female vocalists pop oldies girl groups new orleans|
|Decades:||1960s 1990s 2000s|
Formed in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, in 1963, the Dixie Cups were a female trio best known for the original recording of the hit Chapel Of Love in the early 60s. The group comprised sisters Barbara Ann Hawkins (23 October 1943) and Rosa Lee Hawkins (b. 24 September 1944) and their cousin Joan Marie Johnson (b. January 1945, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA). Having sung together in church and at school, the girls formed a group called the Meltones for a high school talent contest in 1963. There they were discovered by Joe Jones, a New Orleans singer who had secured a hit himself with You Talk Too Much in 1960. He became their manager and signed the trio with producers/songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who were then starting their own record label, Red Bird, with industry veteran George Goldner.
The Dixie Cups recorded Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwichs Chapel Of Love despite the fact that both the...