Dobie Gray

Genres: Disco Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul northern soul classic rock blues oldies Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

26 July 1940, Simonton, Texas, USA. Gray moved from Texas to California in the early 60s, where he began recording for local labels. His seventh single ‘Look At Me’ was a minor hit for the Cordak label in January 1963. The compulsive, if boastful, single ‘The ‘In’ Crowd’ (written by Billy Page) was his major breakthrough in 1965, spending several months in the Billboard pop charts and peaking at number 13. It was followed by ‘See You At The ‘Go Go’’, which featured leading session players Hal Blaine, Carol Kaye and Larry Knechtal as backing musicians. It was eight years before the singer secured another chart entry. In the intervening period, Gray worked as an actor, appearing in productions of Hair and the controversial play The Beard. He also contributed to the soundtracks for the movies Out Of Sight, Uptown Saturday Night and The Commitment.

In the early 70s Gray sang several lead vocals...

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