This month we remember
Rosa on her birthday, October 23--her first one in Heaven. We humbly ask you, our friends and fans, to contact your preferred
oldies station (terrestrial and/or online) to request your favorite Dixie Cups song--"Chapel of Love" or "Iko Iko," or any
track that you love--and ask that the song be dedicated to Rosa. The email address for 60s Gold on SiriusXM is FEELGOOD@SIRIUSXM.COM if you'd like to start
there. Thank you for all of your support during the past few months and always. May Rosa's memory be a blessing to all who
With a heavy heart we share the news that our beloved Rosa Lee Hawkins went to be with the Lord
on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. She was a mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend as well as a performer, songwriter,
and model - runway - formal and informal. She became a modeling instructor, first for Barbizon School of Modeling in New Orleans,
LA and, after Hurricane Katrina, for John Casablanca Modeling School in Tampa, Florida. Rosa was a kind-hearted lady who will
be missed by all of us who loved her.
Thank you all for your love and support.
~The Dixie Cups
feel free to leave your condolences in the guestbook for Rosa Lee Hawkins
you would like to pay tribute to Rosa's memory, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to MusiCares. This organization "helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world ... Offering
preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community"
(text from the MusiCares website). There are two ways to donate:
*Via the MusiCares website—Family members
and friends can visit https://www.musicares.org/donations to make a donation through the website. Please check the box stating “Give in honor or in
memory” on the first page. This will enable donors to note Rosa’s name, as well as provide an email address to
receive notification of the donation immediately. The donor will also receive their tax receipt immediately, as donations
to MusiCares are tax deductible. *Via check—Family members and friends
can similarly donate via check. Donors should note in the memo Rosa's name and that it is a donation in her honor. They will
receive their tax receipt within a few months. Donation checks may be mailed to our LA office at the following address: MusiCares Attn: Business Affairs 3030 Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica,
NOW AVAILABLE: The70th anniversary reissue of The Dixie Cups' Chapel of Love
LP, featuring the previously unreleased track "No True Love." Please head over to the Merchandise page for ordering details.
merchandise, including Rosa Hawkins' book Chapel of Love, will be available for purchase on this
website soon! Watch this space for details, or keep an eye on The Dixie Cups Facebook page.
Dixie Cups extend sincere thanks to the fans who attended their shows in New Orleans on April 24 and May 1, 2022--the French
Quarter Festival and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival respectively. Barbara Hawkins is grateful for those who
came out to support her as she performed for the first time without her sister, Rosa, who passed in January of this year.
In addition, a special thank-you to the hundred or so fans who remained in place at the FQF even after it started raining
during the Dixie Cups' set; your presence was noticed and greatly appreciated. Fans and supporters like you are the reason
the Dixie Cups will continue performing and making personal appearances. It was Rosa's wish that we carry on and keep the
music alive. We appreciate you all for your dedication and support.
love and support from all of you on the passing of our beloved Rosa Lee Hawkins has been truly overwhelming. New shows are
being added to the Dixie Cups' itinerary, and Barbara Hawkins will be most grateful to the friends and fans who come
out to show their support as she performs for the first time without her sister. Please scroll down (or visit the Concerts page) for details on upcoming appearances.
Now playing: "Iko Iko" by The
Dixie Cups. To stop or re-start the music, please click on the player below.
(Clockwise from upper left) Rosa Hawkins, Barbara Hawkins, Athelgra Neville
The Dixie Cups join
other legendary artists from the Doo Wop era for a trip back to the '50s and '60s to revisit the best years of our lives.
There's nothing better than seven nights full of our favorite hits! Come join us as we bring back the memories of those incredible
years of sock hops, poodle skirts and hula hoops. The cruise experience will feature exclusive artist interactive events,
including Q&As and panel discussions, wine tasting, vow renewal, game shows, and more! And remember, if you have sailed
with the Malt Shop Memories Cruise in the past, you're entitled to receive their Alumni rate--the lowest rate currently available.
Where and when
Sailing: October 30 – November 6, 2022 Ports
of Call: From Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Half Moon Cay, San Juan, and St. Thomas Ship: Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam
Love is also available as an e-book. Click on the graphic below to visit the product page on
Amazon, read a sample from the book via Kindle's "Look inside" feature, and order your copy in either format (e-book
available from Barnes & Noble in hardcover or Nook (e-book) format.
Wall Street Journal review by
David Kirby - tweeted by co-author Steve Bergsman. (Note--if the tweet below is not displaying properly in your browser, please click here to see it on Twitter.)
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.
hanky and come
2nd line to the chapel with The Dixie Cups! Click on the graphic on
the left for ordering details. And watch this space for more concert dates as they are added to the itinerary.
Oh, and by
the way - we now accept PayPal, so you can order official merchandise from The Dixie Cups with just a few clicks of your
mouse and the item(s) will be delivered right to your home or PO box!
Thank you for visiting
our site. Please sign the guestbook while you're here. We'd love to hear from you!