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#738069 - 11/10/22 07:45 AM [Off-Topic] Jeff Cook, guitarist and co-founder of the band Alabama, dead at 73
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https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/08/entertainment/jeff-cook-alabama-obit/index.html

Alabama (the band) seldom get the credit they deserve for "changing" Country music and moving it toward "modern" and a broader audience...

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#738090 - 11/10/22 09:11 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Jeff Cook, guitarist and co-founder of the band Alabama, dead at 73 [Re: floyd jane]
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Sad to hear of his passing. I had contact with the band members a few times while they were in the Myrtle Beach area. I was a friend of their original drummer, the late Tommy Hucks. His widow, also a friend, posted some old photos on FB upon hearing about Jeff's death. A lady from the church I attended at the time was the person that referred Mark Herndon as Tommy's replacement. When they released their first album, they sat in the Sears store signing and selling copies.


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#738128 - 11/10/22 12:43 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Jeff Cook, guitarist and co-founder of the band Alabama, dead at 73 [Re: floyd jane]
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https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/08/entertainment/jeff-cook-alabama-obit/index.html

Alabama (the band) seldom get the credit they deserve for "changing" Country music and moving it toward "modern" and a broader audience...


They had a nice slick sound. Good harmonies. Just a good band with some good songwriting. Although they had been around for a while (started in late 60's 1969) under their old name they shot to the top around the same time as Urban Cowboy movement started following the movie in 1980. I think they changed their name from Wild Country to Alabama in 1977. Started having some success but had number one hits after 1980. A bunch, like 20 something hits.
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