She was 76 and passed from internal bleeding resulting from complications during surgery at Tampa General Hospital, according to her sister, Barbara Ann Hawkins, who was also a member of the group.
“Chapel of Love” is the debut single by the Dixie Cups and it replaced “Love Me Do” by the Beatles. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was a little bit of a revival in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam War film, Full Metal Jacket ..
Rosa Lee Hawkins was born on Oct. 23, 1945, in New Orleans. The group was formed at a talent showcase (alongside Joan Marie Johnson who died in 2016).). Red Bird Records scouts saw them at the event, and invited them to audition. They were a big hit and they were awarded a contract.