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‘Drift Away’ Singer Dobie Gray Dies

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 18:  Singer Dobie Gray arrives at the 21st Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 18, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dobie Gray

Dobie Gray, the iconic voice behind all-time classic "Drift Away," died Tuesday in Nashville. The New York Times reports Gray was 71 and passed of complications from cancer-related surgery.

Below, take a look at an impassioned BBC performance of Gray's iconic 1973 hit. (If it doesn't sound familiar at first, stick around till the chorus. You'll realize how many hundreds of times you've heard and quite possibly loved it.)

Photo: Kevin Winter/2004 Getty Images