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1964 ~~~ 2014

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(Clockwise from upper left) Rosa Hawkins, Barbara Hawkins, Athelgra Neville

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

It is with sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our cousin, dearest friend and co-founder of The Dixie Cups, Joan Marie Johnson. Joan passed on Monday, October 3, 2016 at her home in New Orleans surrounded by family and friends.

Joan was one of The Dixie Cups as teenagers in the New Orleans music scene. From the beginning, Joan was an integral part of the girl group, who would later become the award-winning trio of New Orleans divas to replace the legendary Beatles at the top of the music charts, with their classic "Chapel of Love."

Joan will forever be part of our history as she participated in some of our legendary performances during the peak of the 1960s music scene. Unfortunately, management and health concerns led Joan to leave the music industry and return home to New Orleans where she could concentrate on her health.

The world has lost a classy lady, who had a magnificent sense of humor, a radiating smile, and was truly one of the best people we know. We will love you forever!


Barbara Hawkins
Rosa Hawkins
Athelgra Neville

(June 2015) The Dixie Cups and Chapel of Love on the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) website: The songwriters, producers and musicians behind ‘Chapel of Love’ explain why it wasn’t the Crystals’ version or the Ronettes’ recording but the Dixie Cups’ charmer that topped the charts for three weeks in June 1964

Upcoming Appearances
Wed 05 October 2016—St. Jude Community Center, New Orleans, LA

Sat 08 October 2016—Private Birthday Celebration, New Orleans, LA
Sat 19 November 2016—Anniversary Celebration (PENDING)
Sat 03 December 2016—Ruth Eckerd Hall (Bowzer's Holiday Party concert), Clearwater, FL
Please check back soon for more dates!

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Ronnie's Radio Page - Interview from 2007 (by Ronnie Allen)
Oldies Are Now - Interview from May 2011 (on Blog Talk Radio)

The Dixie Cups - Biography
The Dixie Cups originally consisted of sisters Barbara and Rosa Hawkins with their cousin, Joan Johnson.  They were pursuing a singing career in their native New Orleans under the name The Meltones.  Singer/entertainer Joe Jones ("You Talk Too Much"), who discovered the girls at a talent show, brought the trio to songwriter-producers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller at New York's Brill Building.  Leiber and Stoller, liking what they heard, decided to sign the girls to a recording contract - and, with the decision having been made to start a new label to launch the new group, Red Bird Records was born.  The powerhouse songwriting team of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, who'd been working with Leiber and Stoller, joined Red Bird as composers/producers.
Read the rest of the story on the Biography page!


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The Dixie Cups 50th Anniversary Tote

Newest item in our "store"—The Dixie Cups 50th Anniversary Tote! Click on the graphic on the left to visit our Merchandise page for ordering details.

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