Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dobie Gray (1940-2011)

In many respects, Dobie Gray is considered a one hit wonder for his 1973 hit, "Drift Away", but that status is reserved for the Top 40 pop charts. Gray had some success on the other charts with other hits, including a cover of "The In Crowd". Gray passed away on Monday at 71 (some accounts have him at 69).

"Drift" re-entered the public consciousness in 2003, thanks to Uncle Kracker, who not only covered it, but invited Gray to sit in with him, reintroducing Gray to a new generation of listeners. JeffreychristisAlive uploaded the original 1973 version:

Rest in peace, Dobie.

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