Who is J.R. Cobb?
James Barney "J.R." Cobb, Jr. is an American guitarist who has played with the Classics IV, which had a #3 US/#46 UK hit with "Spooky" in 1968. He joined the Atlanta Rhythm Section in early 1972. They had a #7 US hit with "So Into You" in 1977. Cobb currently resides in Monticello, Georgia.
Cobb and Buddy Buie co-wrote most of the hits of Dennis Yost & the Classics IV, including the 1968 gold single "Stormy." He later joined the Atlanta Rhythm Section, for whom he wrote or co-wrote additional hits.
He was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1993, and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1997, where he received the Music Creator's Award.
The hit songs he has written or co-written have included:
⁕I Take It Back - Sandy Posey - #12 - 1967
⁕"Spooky" - Classics IV - #3 - 1968
⁕"Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy" - The Tams - #26 - 1968
⁕Change Of Heart - Classics IV - #25 - 1969
⁕Midnight - Classics IV - #23 - 1969
⁕Everyday With You Girl - Classics IV - #19 - 1969
⁕Stormy - Classics IV - #5 - 1969
⁕Traces - Classics IV - #2 - 1969
⁕Where Did All The Good Times Go? - Classics IV -#14 - 1970
⁕Funniest Thing - Classics IV - #11 - 1970
⁕What Am I Crying For? - Classics IV - #39 - 1972
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- Feb 5, 1944
- Also known as
- Cobb, J.R.
- James R. Cobb
- James Barney Cobb, Jr
- United States of America
- Lived in
on July 23, 2013
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