Jeff Cook, co-founder of Alabama, passed away Monday. Cook and cousins Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry formed the band Wildcountry in 1972, which became Alabama in 1977. Multi-talented, he provided vocals, lead guitar, keyboard and fiddle to the band’s sound. Cook was most known for playing the double necked guitar in live shows.
He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2012. Jeff Cook was 73.