Paul Cotton

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Paul Cotton
Cotton performing in June 2007
Cotton performing in June 2007
Background information
Birth nameNorman Paul Cotton
Born(1943-02-26)February 26, 1943
Dale County, Alabama, U.S.
DiedAugust 1, 2021(2021-08-01) (aged 78)
near Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
GenresRock, country rock, country, pop
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1968–2021
LabelsColumbia, Epic
Associated actsPoco

Norman Paul Cotton (February 26, 1943 – August 1, 2021) was an American guitarist and country rock singer-songwriter. He was a member of the band Poco. He wrote the international hit song "Heart of the Night". He was co-guitarist for the Illinois Speed Press. Cotton was born at Fort Rucker in Dale County, Alabama.

Cotton died at his summer home near Eugene, Oregon on August 1, 2021, at the age of 78.[1][2]

Solo discography[change | change source]

  • 1990 Changing Horses (Curb)[3]
  • 2001 Firebird[3]
  • 2004 When the Coast Is Clear[3]
  • 2007 Sunset Kidd[3]
  • 2014 100% Paul Cotton[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Friedlander, Matt. "Longtime Poco singer/guitarist Paul Cotton dead at age 78". 1430wcmy.com. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  2. Friskics-Warren, Bill (August 6, 2021). "Paul Cotton, Mainstay of the Country-Rock Band Poco, Dies at 78". The New York Times. Retrieved August 6, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Paul Cotton – Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved August 3, 2021.

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