Dobie Gray is an American singer and songwriter, whose musical careers span soul, country, pop, and musicals. His hit songs included "The 'In' Crowd" in 1965 and "Drift Away", which was one of the biggest hits in 1973, sold over a million copies, and remains a staple. force of the radio.
|Birth name||Lawrence Darrow Brown|
|Also known as||Leonard Ainsworth, Larry Curtis, Larry Dennis|
|Born||July 26, 1940, Simonton, Texas, U.S.|
|Died||December 06, 2011, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Genres||Soul, R&B, pop, country|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, record producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar|
|Labels||Decca, White Whale|
|Associated acts||Pollution, Uncle Kracker|
American soul singer who was popular in the 1960s and 1970s and whose hit single "Drift Away" sold over one million copies.
He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s to pursue acting, but sang on the side to make money.
He was the first artist to perform for integrated audiences during Apartheid in South Africa.
His grandfather was a Baptist minister who introduced him to gospel music.
His song "The In Crowd" was covered by singer Petula Clark.
African American country musician. Musician of the soul of the North. Country musicians from Texas. Artists from Decca Records. Texas singer. African American singer. American blues and rhythm singer