Harlow Wilcox (musician)

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Harlow Wilcox
Born January 28, 1943
Origin Norman, Oklahoma
Died August 26, 2002(2002-08-26) (aged 59)
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1969–2002
Labels Plantation

Harlow Wilcox (January 28, 1943 – August 26, 2002) was an American session musician from Norman, Oklahoma. In 1969 he released the instrumental single "Groovy Grubworm" on Plantation Records (as Harlow Wilcox & the Oakies), which hit No. 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart late that year.[1] Two albums followed. "Groovy Grubworm" has sold over a million copies and was nominated for a Grammy in 1969. On August 26, 2002 Wilcox died from a heart attack at his home in Oklahoma City.



Year Album US Country[2] Label
1970 Groovy Grubworm and Other Golden Guitar Greats 31 Plantation
1972 Cripple Cricket and Other Country Critters


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country US CAN Country CAN
1969 "Groovy Grubworm" 42 30 1 20 Groovy Grubworm and Other Golden Guitar Greats


  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  2. ^ Billboard, Allmusic.com