Dobie Gray

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1990 (The 1991 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Drift Away (1972)

Dobie Gray @ Wikipedia

Dobie Gray Videos

Will Dobie Gray be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


10 comments so far (post your own)

I wouldn't rule out the induction of Dobie Gray.

He's in with The In Crowd.

Posted by joker on Saturday, 11.14.09 @ 15:52pm

I wouldn't rule out the induction of Dobie Gray.

He's in with The In Crowd.

Posted by joker on Saturday, 11.14.09 @ 15:52pm
I was always under the impression Ramsey Lewis was the only person who was in with the In Crowd?

Did they accept a new member? And if so, in what year did they open up the books?

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 05:36am

Word on the street is that all 3 members of the Ramsey Lewis Trio are with "The In Crowd." I didn't realize Dobie Gray was with The In Crowd (maybe he predates it?)

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 12:15pm

1965 was a big year for The In Crowd. Dobie proudly proclaimed his card carrying membership in this organization at #13. Ramsey was a little more shy about it-eschewing the lyrics but hitting #5.

Posted by joker on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 13:57pm

Thanks for the clarification. Those of us who are not In at all sometimes need this...

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 18:19pm

Cheesers...repeat after me;

"No one who started after 1990 is worthy and should be horse-whipped!!!"

How many times do I have to tell you....????

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 11.15.09 @ 20:05pm

Very talented musician, "Drift Away" is a classic. Disappointed to see nobody else has actually discussed Dobie Gray on here yet, just talking about being in an in crowd...

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 04.29.11 @ 16:15pm

Rest in peace, Dobie Gray, 1940-2011.

Posted by Joe on Tuesday, 12.6.11 @ 22:56pm

Dobie Gray recorded "The In Crowd" first. Ramsay Lewis covered it.


Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 12.15.11 @ 17:33pm

'Drift Away' Songwriter Mentor Williams Dead at 70
Composer of Dobie Gray's generation-spanning hit was living in New Mexico

Posted by Roy on Friday, 11.18.16 @ 22:59pm

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