Paying tribute to The Dixie Cups

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- They went to the chapel of love, and we still love them today!  We talked to two of the members of The Dixie Cups, the local girl group that shot to fame with song like "Chapel of Love" and "Iko Iko."

(courtesy of Barbara Hawkins)

The Dixie Cups (courtesy of Barbara Hawkins)

Today was a sad and solemn day for the band, as founding member Joan Marie Johnson was laid to rest. We wanted to take a look back at the group's glory days, so we sat down with members Barbara Hawkins and Athelgra Neville.

The Dixie Cups (compliments of Barbara Hawkins)

The Dixie Cups (compliments of Barbara Hawkins)

Barbara and Rosa Hawkins, along with Athelgra Neville still perform as The Dixie Cups today.

 

NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 30: The Dixie Cups perform at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented By Shell - Day 5 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 30, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS - APRIL 30: The Dixie Cups perform at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented By Shell - Day 5 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 30, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)