"Drift Away" singer Dobie Gray dies

Dobie Gray, the expressive singer who topped the charts with the monster 70s hit, "Drift Away," has died at age 71. The Texas-born minister's grandson first hit charts in 1965 with "The In Crowd" after being discovered a few years earlier by Sonny Bono (of Sonny and Cher fame). 

Gray went on to have several hits, including "Loving Arms," "Look at Me" and his signature song, "Drift Away." After his recording days died down, Gray appeared in many stageplays such as A Raisin In the Sun and Hair. It was years later that Kid Rock's drummer, Uncle Kracker, brought Gray back to the spotlight with a remake duet of "Drift Away," which once again shot to the top of the chart.

Dobie Gray, the expressive singer who topped the charts with the monster 70s hit, "Drift Away," has died at age 71. The Texas-born minister's grandson first hit charts in 1965 with "The In Crowd" after being discovered a few years earlier by Sonny Bono (of Sonny and Cher fame). 

Gray went on to have several hits, including "Loving Arms," "Look at Me" and his signature song, "Drift Away." After his recording days died down, Gray appeared in many stageplays such as A Raisin In the Sun and Hair. It was years later that Kid Rock's drummer, Uncle Kracker, brought Gray back to the spotlight with a remake duet of "Drift Away," which once again shot to the top of the chart.

Gray was a talent and he will be missed. You can read more at www.dobiegray.com

 

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