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Sophie B. Hawkins

Sophie B. Hawkins

Sophie B. Hawkins is an American singer and songwriter, born 1 November 1967, New York, USA.

Her two biggest hits were Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover and As I Lay Me Down.


  • Tongues and Tails (1992)
  • Whaler (1994)
  • Timbre (1999)

    The documentary The Cream Will Rise (1998) by Gigi Gaston follows her around during one of her tours and her trying to deal with a trouble past with her family, including her mom and brother. This film wonderfully intercuts her music and various scenes and riffs.

    Sophie had to fight with her record company for a long time to get Timber released. She wanted to put a banjo in the song lose your way , but her company wanted to force her to put something else in it, like a guitar or something. Funny how I can hear that banjo while I'm writing this. She finally won with the help of a loosely knit group of internet fans.

    Much of her songs seems to be the kind that is not necessarily massively appealing, but to those who for some reason have a peculiar connection to it, or feel that it somehow speaks things they haven't heard elsewhere, it is almost 'life changing' when they encounter it.

  • Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

    Sophie B. Hawkins Facts

    Birth NameSophie Ballantine Hawkins
    BirthdayNovember 1, 1967 (53)
    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
    Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Sophie B. Hawkins compared to you?

    Selected Filmography

    Sophie B. Hawkins
    Herstory of Dance
    Rip It Off
    The Nutcracker and the Mouseking
    Sophie B Hawkins: The Cream Will Rise
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