Dobie Gray

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Birthday
26, 1940
Birthplace
Simonton, TX
Death Date
Dec 6, 2011 (71)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1940
Birthplace
Simonton, TX
Death Date
Dec 6, 2011 (71)

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About

American soul singer who was popular in the 1960s and 1970s and whose hit single "Drift Away" sold over one million copies.

Before Fame

He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s to pursue acting, but sang on the side to make money.

Trivia

He was the first artist to perform for integrated audiences during Apartheid in South Africa.

Family Life

His grandfather was a Baptist minister who introduced him to gospel music.

Associated With

His song "The In Crowd" was covered by singer Petula Clark.

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