Dobie Gray Dies

Dobie Gray, best known for the 1973 hit, died Dec. 6, according to his website.

Gray, who may have been born Leonard Victor Ainsworth, got his start in Los Angeles with the help of Sonny Bono, who directed the busker to a small record label. Gray achieved some success with his seventh single, “Look At Me,” and had a hit with “The ‘In Crowd,‘” which reached No. 13 on the charts in 1965. 

Gray achieved sporadic success until the 70s when, while on MCA, the song “Drift Away” became an iconic hit. He continued to record and, while in Nashville, wrote songs for the likes of Charlie Pride, George Jones and Don Williams.