Erskine Hawkins


Is Erskine Hawkins Dead or Still Alive? Erskine Hawkins Birthday and Date of Death

Erskine Hawkins

Erskine Hawkins Death

Erskine passed away on November 11, 1993 at the age of 79.

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  • When did Erskine Hawkins die?

    November 11, 1993
  • How old was Erskine Hawkins when died?


Erskine Hawkins Birthday and Date of Death

Erskine Hawkins was born on July 26, 1914 and died on November 11, 1993. Erskine was 79 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: July 26, 1914
Date of Death: November 11, 1993
Age at Death: 79

Erskine Hawkins - Biography

Erskine Ramsay Hawkins (July 26, 1914 – November 11, 1993) was an American trumpet player and big band leader from Birmingham, Alabama, dubbed "The 20th Century Gabriel". He is most remembered for composing the jazz standard "Tuxedo Junction" (1939) with saxophonist and arranger Bill Johnson. The song became a popular hit during World War II, rising to No. 7 nationally (version by the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra) and to No. 1 nationally (version by the Glenn Miller Orchestra). Vocalists who were featured with Erskine's orchestra include Ida James, Delores Brown and Della Reese. Hawkins was named after Alabama industrialist Erskine Ramsay.