Jeff Cook, guitarist and co-founder of the band Alabama, lifeless at 73


Jeff Cook, one of many authentic members of the nation band Alabama, has died, in accordance with the group’s consultant, Don Murry Grubbs. He was 73.

Cook died at his trip house in Destin, Florida on Monday “with his family and close friends by his side,” in accordance with a press launch and a press release posted to the band’s social media accounts. Cook, the assertion added, was recognized with Parkinson’s illness in 2012.

A guitarist and co-founder of Alabama, Cook additionally performed fiddle and different musical devices for the band. He’s “credited for introducing the electric double neck guitar to country music,” the assertion mentioned.

He was inducted into the Musicians Corridor of Fame and Museum in Nashville in 2019 and can also be a member of each the Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Fiddlers Corridor of Fame.

Over the course of his nation music profession as a part of Alabama, Cook offered 80 million albums and charted 43 No. 1 hits.

The band loved 13 Grammy nominations and two wins – again to again trophies in 1983 and 1984 for finest nation efficiency by a duo or group with vocal for “Mountain Music” and “The Closer You Get,” respectively.

Cook, a local of Fort Payne, Alabama, is survived by his spouse of 27 years Lisa Cook, his mom Betty and his brother David, amongst different relations.