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Dobie Gray – December 6th

Dobie Gray is best remembered for his 1973 soft rock hit "Drift Away," though he had a handful of other hits during his 40-year career.  Gray often said that he could have been more popular had the music industry known how to market a black man performing country music. In 2003 Uncle Kracker recorded a cover of "Drift Away," and recorded Gray to sing the final verse. It once again charted around the globe.  

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