Greg Guidry

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Greg Guidry
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Background information
Birth name Gregory Mark Guidry
Born (1954-01-23)January 23, 1954
St. Louis, Missouri
Died July 28, 2003(2003-07-28) (aged 49)
Fairview, Tennessee
Genres AOR, pop rock, soul, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Years active 1975-2003

Gregory Mark Guidry (January 23, 1954 – July 28, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he played piano and sang gospel as a child, and sang in a band with future Doobie Brother Michael McDonald as a teenager. With quite a bit of help from Rich Lang, friend and fellow multi-talented musician, they wrote and recorded several demos, drove to New York City from St. Louis and signed a publishing contract with CBS Records in 1977 and wrote songs for Climax Blues Band, Robbie Dupree, Exile, Johnnie Taylor, Sawyer Brown, and Reba McEntire. In 1981 he sang as a backing vocalist for the Allman Brothers Band on their 1981 album Brothers of the Road. He signed with Columbia in 1982 and released an album, Over the Line, which produced two hit singles, "Goin' Down" (US #17, US AC #11) and a duet with his sister Sandy, "Into My Love" (US #92).[1]

While he continued to do songwriting work later in the 1980s, he did not issue a follow-up album until 2000, when Soul'd Out and Private Session were released, and his debut album was re-released.

On July 28, 2003, Guidry died in a fire at age 49. His charred body was found in a car parked in his garage in Fairview, Tennessee. His death was ruled a suicide.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
Record Label B-side Album
US AC
1982 "Goin' Down" 17 11 Columbia Records "Darlin' It's You" Over the Line
"Into My Love" 92 "Are You Ready for Love"

Albums[edit]

Year Album Billboard
200
Record label
1982 Over the Line 147 Columbia Records
2000 Soul'd Out Seymour Records
Private Session
2014 The Demo Years SCORE Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com

External links[edit]