Danny Cox was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1967. As a youth, he sang in a church choir together with Rudolph Iseley, and in the 1960s he started his professional career performing on a Hootennany Folk Tour.
Cox has recorded albums for ABC Dunhill, Casablanca, MGM and others. He also partnered a company called Good Karma Productions, run by Vanguard Coffee House (K.C.) owner Stan Plesser, who managed the acts of folk rock duo Brewer & Shipley, Southern rock band The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, and his own career.
He is now writing jingles and working with children's theaters.