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Dobie Grey "drifts away," RIP

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Used to see Mr. Gray kicking around Nashville a lot when I was a kid. Seems you can't listen to a 70s soft-rock station more than 20 minutes and not hear his signature tune.


  2. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Great, great song. RIP.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Sonny Bono was Phil Spector's right-hand man before they fell out, so the naming of Dobie Gray is not totally out of the blue.
  4. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    One of the best covers of "Drift Away" you'll hear... Aug. 20, 1984, Springsteen at the Meadowlands with special guests Steve Van Zandt (who had left the E Street Band at that point to pursue a solo career) and the Miami Horns...

    (audio only, no video)

    YGBFKM Guest

    Springsteen's got nothin' on Uncle Kracker.
  6. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    He's finally back in with the in crowd.
  7. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    Good song. R.I.P.
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Also dying Tuesday, another non-country, Nashville music figure: Barbara Orbison. She died from pancreatic cancer exactly 23 years to the day from the death of her husband, Roy.

    When I was working on Music Row, Barbara was known for having the very best parties in town...they'd start at about 2 in the afternoon at the big office building on West End that she owned and they'd roll on until 5 in the morning. Every songwriter in town would hang out there, and they'd attract the wannabe singers like Toby Keith, who would in turn attract the wannabe video models, so before you knew it, the place would be packed.
  9. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    ESJ, there is a fantastic version of song from Memphis in 1985, which is on one of the Greasy Lake compilations. I couldn't find it on You Tube. IMO, one of the top 3 Bruce covers of all time (along with "I Don't Wanna Go Home" from the GOTJ tour stop in Asbury and "Higher and Higher" from Philly last tour).
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Can't stand that song.

    And that's why.

    RIP, anyway.
  11. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Dobie Gray is black?
    Did not picture that. Never looked up a photo or saw him on TV. Figured he looked like Van Morrison but with a huge beard. Son of a bitch.
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