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Cook, Jeff (27th August 1949-Present)

Founding member, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist for the group Alabama who was born in Fort Payne, Alabama .

He has been playing lead guitar and keyboards in bands since the age of 13 and three days after his 14th birthday he secured a broadcasting license to work as a disc jockey in a local radio station.

He received a degree in electronic technology from Gadsden State Community College and was named the outstanding alumni by the American Association of Community Colleges.

In the late 60s he teamed up with his distant cousins Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry to form Wildcountry which was later to become Alabama. Several of his compositions appear on the band’s albums. In 1985 he was named one of the top three guitarists by Guitar Player’s Magazine. He played with the band until their Farewell Concerts in 2003/4.

He owns his own radio and TV station which he sold, had his own restaurant, marketed his own sauce and been involved with the Del Chouch Music Education Foundation.

Alabama Recordings
I’m Stoned (Randy Owen/Teddy Gentry )
Old Flame (Donny R Lowery/Mac McAnally )

Here he is with his AGB Band…

Sources:

  1. http://www.jeffcook-agb.com/index.html
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Cook_%28musician%29
  3. www.thealabamaband.com