American pop trio, The Dixie Cups, will bring their all-girl vocals to The Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18. The ‘60s pop music group will perform their number one hit “Chapel of Love” inside Marilyn’s Lounge at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door on the day of the show.
Sisters, Barbara Ann and Rosa Lee Hawkins and cousin, Joan Marie Johnson, began performing together in grade school before being signed to a record label as The Dixie Cups. The popular 1960s American pop girl music group released their first and most well known single, “Chapel of Love,” in 1964. The single swiftly ascended to the top of the charts where it spent three weeks at number one, earning the group their first gold record, knocking out The Beatles’ “Love Me Do.”
The Dixie Cups’ next release, “People Say,” garnered a second gold record for the group and several hit singles quickly followed, including “You Should Have Seen the Way He Looked At Me,” “Little Bell” and “Iko Iko.” In April 2007, The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame honored The Dixie Cups for their contributions to Louisiana music by inducting them into The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame. Today, The Dixie Cups continue to perform on the concert circuit, thrilling audiences with their pristine harmonies. Current members of the trio are the original Hawkins sisters, Barbara and Rosa, and Athelgra Neville, sister of the singing Neville Brothers.