Dobie Gray

In Crowd
#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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