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#13 in 1965
|Dobie was born to a family of sharecroppers in Simonton, a
small Texas town a few miles west of Houston. Greatly influenced by his
grandaddy, a Baptist minister, Dobie's life revolved around the family,
the church and music. Gospel, Country, Tex-Mex, and R&B all found a
comfortable home in his repertoire. After moving from Texas to
California in the early 60's, Dobie met Sonny Bono, then A&R manager
for Specialty Records. That encounter eventually led to his first
notable single, Look At Me. Although Look At Me remained on the charts a
healthy five weeks, his breakthrough came in 1965 with the release of
The In Crowd .
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