Ronnie Hammond (born Ronald William Hammond on November 10, 1950) died on March 14, 2011 in, Robert Nix (born Robert Lafayette Nix on November 8, 1944 in. In 1988 Hammond, Bailey and Daughtry returned to the studio with Sean Burke and two new players, Brendan O'Brien (guitar) and J. E. Garnett (bass), to produce a new album with Buddy Buie and Rodney Mills that had more of an "'80s rock sound". Hammond died on March 14, 2011, in Forsyth, Georgia, at age 60 of heart failure. During 1983–1984, the group went to Nashville and tried working with Buddy Buie's former associate Chips Moman, a more country-oriented producer, on a proposed new record label called Triad, in conjunction with producer Buddy Killen and former Capricorn Records head Phil Walden. It featured some new songs and more remakes of some classics. Additionally, some of country-rock's biggest names have gone on to record Atlanta Rhythm Section covers -- Travis Tritt, Wynonna Judd, and Charlie Daniels, among others. Founded in 1971 in Doraville, Atlanta Rhythm Section was a pioneer of southern rock music. The band still tours, playing mostly festivals and nostalgia-themed concerts. Atlanta Rhythm Section-Justin Senker (bass), Barry Bailey (guitar), R.J. Vealy (drums), Ronnie Hammond (lead vocals), Dean Daughtry (keyboard) and Steve Stone (guitar) Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Nix wished to move in a more rocking direction while Buie was content with their current approach, which incorporated the mellower ballads. The members of the original band were Rodney Justo (singer), Barry Bailey (guitarist), Paul Goddard (bassist), Dean Daughtry (keyboardist) and Robert Nix (drummer). The eighth Atlanta Rhythm Section album, Underdog, was released in June 1979 and produced Top 20 hits "Do It or Die" (#19) and "Spooky" (#17), a remake of Cobb's and Buie's 1968 Classics IV hit. This article contains the various line-ups of the American musical group Atlanta Rhythm Section, from 1971 to the present. The album provided no hit singles and was their last for Polydor. In August 1980 ARS performed three concerts in Japan alongside Cheap Trick and other acts as a part of Japan Jam 2.[4]. Buie and the band refused, the album was shelved, and CBS dropped its contract with ARS. As a result, the group departed Polydor, which led to a breach of contract lawsuit from the company that was later settled in the band's favor. Steve Stone played most of the lead from this point on and Andy Anderson's long-time Billy Joe Royal bandmate and golf buddy, Alan Accardi, was brought in as second guitarist. R.J. Vealey died on November 13, 1999, of a heart attack at 37. "It was very sudden, very shocking", said guitarist Barry Bailey. Atlanta Rhythm Sectiion in Macon, GA . And in August of that same year, they opened both for The Who at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida, and The Rolling Stones at the Municipal Auditorium in West Palm Beach, Florida. In October, an ARS live performance from Studio One was released as the double live set Are You Ready. This is an original press photo. It was then that a local recording studio was opened, Studio One, and the remnants of two groups (the Candymen and the Classics Four), became the studio's house band. He was the lead singer of the 1970s music group Atlanta Rhythm Section. With Hammond on board, the band's second release, Back Up Against the Wall (February 1973), also failed to sell and Decca dumped ARS from their roster. Members later played with B. J. Thomas. Often described as a more radio-friendly version of Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Allman Brothers, the Atlanta Rhythm Section was one of many Southern rock bands to hit the upper reaches of the charts during the late '70s. Atlanta Rhythm Section was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1996 and still performs several dozen shows a year. Member Ronnie Hammond died of heart failure on March 14, 2011, at age 60. On June 24, 1978, the band appeared at the Knebworth Festival in Knebworth, England, before a crowd of 60,000 on a bill that included Genesis, Jefferson Starship, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Brand X, Devo and Roy Harper. Drummer Roy Yeager tripped over a fallen tree while the band was on tour in Daytona Beach in 1982 and suffered a severe broken leg. Mills also later worked as the band's road manager and sound man and Buie, also the band's manager and producer as well as co-owner of Studio One, is listed first on almost all of their songwriting credits. The Whisk A Go Go, Atlanta, Ga. 1966. Signed by Decca Records, the band released their first album, Atlanta Rhythm Section, in January 1972. 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Cobb dies", Live at The Savoy, New York October 27, 1981, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Atlanta Rhythm Section, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Atlanta_Rhythm_Section&oldid=995920698, Rock music groups from Georgia (U.S. state), Articles needing additional references from August 2019, All articles needing additional references, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Another reason for the drop-off in sales may have been the departure of their advocate, Arnie Geller, from Polydor in 1977 to form the Buie/Gellar Organization and BGO Records with Buddy Buie. Alan Accardi, Andy Anderson (21), Barry Bailey (3), David Anderson (7), Dean Daughtry, J.E. ARS then recorded Partly Plugged, which was released in January 1997 on the independent Southern Tracks label. After the band had finished an afternoon set at a concert festival in Orlando, Florida, 37-year-old drummer R. J. Vealey complained of indigestion and then collapsed and died of a heart attack. R.J. Vealey died on November 13, 1999, of a heart attack at age 37. Buddy Buie, the band's manager and producer who received songwriting credits on all their albums, died at age 74 on July 18, 2015. Hailing from the small town of Doraville, Georgia, the beginning of the Atlanta Rhythm Section can be traced back to 1970. Andy's friend Steve Croson (who'd played alongside him for years in Billy Joe Royal's band) lived in Vegas and was able to step in on short notice. (guitar). The demand worked -- the Atlanta Rhythm Section scored a Top Ten single, "So Into You," on their next release, 1976's A Rock and Roll Alternative, which was the group's first album to reach gold certification. One of the slickest, most melodic of the Southern rock bands, with a string of hit albums and singles during the '70s. On August 26, 1978, it was Canada Jam at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, before their largest audience yet (over 110,000) with the Doobie Brothers and the Commodores, among others. The album also featured guest performances by Rodney Justo and Paul Goddard, just before they rejoined the group, and Ronnie Hammond, in his final recorded appearance. Additionally, some of country-rock's biggest names have gone on to record Atlanta Rhythm Section covers -- Travis Tritt, Wynonna Judd, and Charlie Daniels, among others. Atlanta Rhythm Section, Brother Cane. Hailing from the small town of Doraville, Georgia, the beginning of the Atlanta Rhythm Section can be traced back to 1970. A retirement show for Ronnie was held on December 6, 2002, at the club Whiskey River in Macon. From left to right: J.R. Cobb, Ronnie Hammond, Barry Bailey, Paul Goddard, Robert Nix, Dean Daughtry. Ronnie left touring altogether soon afterward to focus on family and songwriting. On December 28, 1998 singer Ronnie Hammond, who had battled alcoholism and depression off and on over the years, got into a confrontation with police in Macon, Georgia and forced an officer to shoot him. 9th song in the set. Their most recent album of new recordings, With All Due Respect (May 2011), was largely covers of other artists' songs (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, etc.) Atlanta Rhythm Section. Atlanta Rhythm section started by members of the Candymen. Ronnie Hammond, the former lead singer of the Atlanta Rhythm Section, died Monday in Forsyth. ARS continued to tour on a limited basis. This page was last edited on 23 December 2020, at 16:10. Imaginary Lover. According to the band's Web site, ARS's next scheduled appearance was to be a New Year's Eve show in Alexandria, Va. Staff writer Jim Murphy contributed to this report. But on November 13, 1999, tragedy struck. O'Brien, who was co-producer as well as guitarist on the album, was invited to go on the road with the band but he declined, preferring to continue his career in session work (today he is a much in demand producer, having worked with Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen). Champagne Jam became their biggest-selling album, selling over a million and certified platinum. Listen to the Atlanta Rhythm Section on You Tube: Georgia Rhythm. Spooky. Read Full Biography. Edit Artist ; Share. In 1985 the group tried a new singer, Jeff Logan, who had previously appeared with a band called High Cotton. Atlanta Rhythm Section has been a part of the vibrant Southern Rock scene since coming together in 1970 after working on a Roy Orbison recording session. ARS, as they were known to their fans, consisted of guitarist J. R. Cobb, guitarist Barry Bailey, bassist Paul Goddard, keyboardist Dean Daughtry, and drummer Robert Nix. [2] As a special thank-you to Bailey, Daughtry and Goddard for appearing on his pioneering 1970 Christian Rock album Mylon, We Believe, Mylon LeFevre performed on one of the Pipe Dream tracks, "Jesus Hearted People" (Buie, Bailey, Goddard, Daughtry and Rodney Mills had all been regular players at Master Sound and LeFevre's studio, LeFevre Sound, before they built Studio One). But the group's commercial success would be fleeting -- it appeared as soon as mainstream rock fans embraced the Atlanta Rhythm Section, they just as quickly forgot about them. One of the band's road crew, Danny Biget, took over on drums, and ARS persuaded Rodney Justo to return to do some shows in early 1983. So Into You. Champagne Jam II on July 7, 1979, at Georgia Tech featured ARS, Aerosmith, the Cars, Dixie Dregs and Whiteface. barry-bailey-jr-cobb-and-ronnie-hammond-of-the-atlanta-rhythm-section-picture-id115851461 (683×1024) barry-bailey-jr-cobb-and-ronnie-hammond-of-the-atlanta-rhythm-section-picture-id115851461 … Champagne Jam. [2] Bailey and Goddard had played together in several groups and, like the Candymen, had also backed up Roy Orbison. [4], During the spring of 2017, Atlanta keyboardist Lee Shealey was brought in to sub for Dean Daughtry, who had a broken wrist. The band's fifteenth album, Eufaula, was released in February 1999 but problems occurred almost immediately as the record label, Platinum Entertainment, faced financial troubles and was not able to support the album as intended. He was 75. But this wouldn't be the group's commercial peak, as they scored the highest charting album of their career in 1978, the Top Ten Champagne Jam, which spawned two hit singles -- "I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight" and "Imaginary Lover." J. R. Cobb died of a heart attack on May 4, 2019. [5] Late in 1982, singer Ronnie Hammond decided to leave ARS for a solo career, joined by Buie (who ceased managing the ARS), though their work with Alabama musicians never resulted in commercial release. He then left the music industry for a number of years and eventually took up a sales position with a wine company. Justo left the band after the first album and… read more. In the spring of 1970, three former members of the Candymen (Rodney Justo, Dean Daughtry and Robert Nix) and the Classics IV (Daughtry and James B. Cobb, Jr.) became the session band for the newly opened Studio One recording studio in Doraville, Georgia, near Atlanta.[3]. In April and May, original singer Rodney Justo returned, joined by ARS's 1987–88 singer Shaun Williamson, until Andy was healthy enough to return in May. The personnel shuffles continued as Hamrick also departed in late 1986 and was replaced by Sean Burke (who joined in early 1987). Lynyrd Skynyrd / Black Stone Cherry / Los Lonely Boys / Aaron Lewis / Molly Hatchet / Georgia Satellites / The Outlaws / Blackberry Smoke / Atlanta Rhythm Section / Deap Vally / A Thousand Horses / Drake White / Preacher Stone / Leogun / Leroy Powell / Heather Luttrell / … In 2006 former ARS drummer Roy Yeager was involved in a controversy concerning the destruction of a Tennessee American Civil War landmark.[6]. Pipe Dream yielded the band's first hit single, "Doraville", which peaked at #35 and pulled the album up to #74 on Billboard's Top 200 by November 1974.[2]. After playing on several artists' recordings, it was decided to take the band a step further and make the group of players a real band, leading to the formation of the Atlanta Rhythm Section. Robert Nix died on May 20, 2012, at age 67 from complications following surgery. … Formed from the cream of Atlanta’s studio musicians, the Atlanta Rhythm Section (actually hailing from nearby Doraville, Georgia) came together in 1970 after working on a Roy Orbison recording session. After Paul's death, ARS continued to play shows with a lineup of Rodney Justo, Dean Daughtry, Steve Stone, Dave Anderson, Justin Senker and Jim Keeling. ARS then continued on upon recruiting new drummer Jim Keeling. Variations: Viewing All | David Anderson (7) Dave Anderson, David [a1343847] Artist . See more ideas about Atlanta rhythm section, Atlanta, Rhythms. [2] Due to the record's limited commercial success, Justo quit the band,[2] relocating to New York City as a session singer. [2] The band's current lineup consists of Daughtry and Justo, along with guitarists David Anderson and Steve Stone, bassist Justin Senker and drummer Rodger Stephan. "He was a great drummer, the best drummer this band ever had." The Boys from Doraville (August 1980) showed a steep falling off in sales for the group as radio programmers began turning their attention away from Southern rock to other rock genres, such as new wave. One of the facility's head figures, Buddy Buie, soon began assembling the session band -- singer Rodney Justo, guitarist Barry Bailey, bassist Paul Goddard, keyboardist Dean Daughtry, and drummer Robert Nix. Atlanta Rhythm Section, sometimes abbreviated ARS, is an American rock band from the South The band unofficially formed in 1970 as former members of the Candymen and the … On July 18, 1975, the band appeared with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra during an outdoor show in Atlanta in Chastain Park. In May 2011 Rodney Justo and original bassist Paul Goddard returned after a 28-year absence. Atlanta Rhythm Section’s background is a history lesson of the music scene in the South during the 60’s. In 2001, Anderson was back again after Ronnie decided to take a gig with another group, Voices of Classic Rock. Finding time between sessions to record their own original material (which was initially, entirely instrumental), an early demo wound up landing the band a record deal. Sep 29, 2019 - Explore Jimmy Hammond's board "Atlanta Rhythm Section" on Pinterest. Digital Music Customers Also Bought Items By .38 Special Little River Band Supertramp Firefall Outlaws The Doobie Brothers Allman Brothers Band Bob Seger Albums 1-19 of 19 View: Sort: Are You Ready! In late 1986, J. R. Cobb left to concentrate more on songwriting and session work at Moman's new studio in Memphis (for The Highwaymen, among others) and Stribling came back to play guitar. Buie died at age 74 on July 18, 2015. In the wake of their split, the Atlanta Rhythm Section has reunited sporadically for tours (although only a few original members would be present), and issued their first all-new studio album in more than a decade in 1999, Eufaula. Biography. Garnett, James B. Cobb Jr., Jeff Logan, Jim Keeling, Justin Senker, Paul Goddard, R.J. Vealey, Robert Nix, Rodger Stephan, Rodney Justo, Ronnie Hammond, Roy Yeager, Sean Burke, Shaun Williamson, Steve Stone. Justo had moved from session singer to lead singer again in the mid-1970s with a group from Alabama called Beaverteeth. Atlanta Rhythm Section (or ARS) is an American Southern rock band, formed in 1971 by Rodney Justo (singer), Barry Bailey (guitar), Paul Goddard (bass), Dean Daughtry (keyboards), Robert Nix (drums) and James B. Cobb, Jr. Doraville. Rock Vocalist. About Atlanta Rhythm Section. And from August to October of that same year, singer Andy Anderson returned to the band yet again to stand in for Justo, who was recovering from back surgery.[4]. Steve Stone then returned, as guitarist this time. In 1995 the group went back into the studio, this time to re-record some of their classic songs. The band's next two releases, Dog Days (August 1975) and Red Tape (April 1976), sold in even lesser quantities,[2] but ARS toured extensively in 1975–1976, with numerous shows in the South, Northeast and Midwest. For more than 30 years, members of The Atlanta Rhythm Section have entertained audiences all over the world with their hits. But Logan's higher voice didn't fit with the band's musical style and Anderson soon returned as lead vocalist. But album sales for Truth lagged and there was another hiatus in their recorded work as the band continued to tour, with Burke's friend Justin Senker replacing Garnett on bass in May 1992 (after subbing a show for him late the previous year in Louisville, Kentucky) and R.J. Vealey taking over the drum chair from Burke in 1995 after the latter suffered a leg injury. But results were slow to come and, dissatisfied with this direction, bassist Paul Goddard and drummer Biget left to work with British producer Eddy Offord in another band with former Dixie Dregs keyboardist T Lavitz and guitarist Pat Buchanan, called Interpol, that was in a more progressive rock direction; unfortunately, Interpol never got off the ground. • R.J. Vealey died on November 13, 1999, of a heart attack at 37. He was 60. The increased exposure paid off as the group's next album, A Rock and Roll Alternative (December 1976),[2] rose to #13 on the Billboard chart and was certified gold in the spring of 1977. J. R. Cobb (1970 – 1986) Paul Goddard. ARS with Rodney Justo-Recent: Georgia Rhythm Two new members, Tommy Stribling (bass) and Keith Hamrick (drums), joined in late 1983 and ARS, now without a recording contract, continued to play shows, mostly in the South. To keep up their high profile, the Atlanta Rhythm Section soon became one of the hardest touring bands of the entire Southern rock genre (including a performance at the White House for then-president Jimmy Carter). Barry Bailey. Often described as a more radio-friendly version of Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Allman Brothers, the Atlanta Rhythm Section was one of many Southern rock bands to hit the upper reaches of the charts during the late '70s. Paul Goddard died from cancer on April 29, 2014 at age 68. Their biggest radio hits include “So into You,” “Champagne Jam,” “Spooky,” the blockbuster “Imaginary Lover,” and the top 20 hit, “I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight”. The following week, ARS had a rock festival of their own, Champagne Jam, at Grant Field at Georgia Tech on September 3, 1978, which also included Santana, the Doobie Brothers, Eddie Money, Mose Jones and Mother's Finest. Atlanta Rhythm Section. The rest of the band's dissatisfaction with Nix's excessive "lifestyle choices" sealed his fate and he was replaced by Roy Yeager, who had previously played for Lobo.[2]. L-R: Rodney Justo, David Adkins, John Rainey Adkins, B. J. Thomas, Jimmy Dean, Charlie Sina, John Stroll. Membership does not include anyone in the Classics IV or Roy Orbison's Candymen. In 1982 ARS worked on a second album for CBS, to be titled Longing For A Feeling. On August 11, 1979, Atlanta Rhythm Section hit the US chart with 'Spooky,' first cut by the group containing future ARS members, Classics IV. Mr. Moseley details how Buddy Buie assembled a core group of incredibly talented southern musicians and developed the creative environment that enabled the … Atlanta Rhythm Section will be performing at the Mill Amphitheater in Villa Rica on May 19th. On March 26, 2008 singer Andy Anderson suffered a heart attack just before he was to catch a plane to Las Vegas to join the band for a two-night stand at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino. On July 1, 1978, they played before more than 80,000 at Texxas Jam at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas with Walter Egan, Van Halen, Eddie Money, Head East, Journey, Heart, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Mahogany Rush and Cheech & Chong. Before completion, CBS wanted the band to drop some of the tracks and record more. Photo is dated --none. The band had previously met Carter while he was still governor of Georgia during a press junket for their third album and had campaigned for him in 1976 during his run for the presidency. Hammond was seriously injured, but survived the injury and dealt with the depression. Ronnie performed, backed by Dean Daughtry, Justin Senker, Steve Stone, Jim Keeling, Wendall Cox (from Travis Tritt's band) and Mike Causey (from Stillwater). In early 1999, with Hammond hospitalized, Andy Anderson returned to front the band until Hammond was well enough to return. Part Number: lrx58215. Atlanta Rhythm Section in 1977. Heart and Foreigner were the opening acts and Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band co-headlined with ARS. Guitarist Barry Bailey, keyboardist Dean Daughtry and drummer Robert Nix were the other original members of ARS, which came out of the small town of Doraville, Ga. The Chips Moman Nashville project, which was given the tentative name Hardball, was completed but the album, like their previous effort for CBS, has never been released. Although they had gained quite a bit of radio airplay down south, their record company began to put pressure on the quintet to deliver a single that would break them nationally. This new collection was recorded in North Carolina and the resulting live-in-studio sound of Atlanta Rhythm Section '96 (released on CMC International in April 1996) presented a different, less polished take on some of their classic tunes and captured the sound of their live performances from that period. The concert is free, although preferred seating is available. Greenville, South Carolina native Andy Anderson, who'd been playing with Billy Joe Royal, was recommended by his friend Hamrick in 1984 as the new front man and sang on the unreleased Moman project after Justo was let go. Anderson would return again in May 2000 to sub another show for Ronnie. Released in October 1989 on the CBS/Epic subsidiary label Imagine, Truth in a Structured Form, ARS's first album in eight years, featured a heavy drum sound that propelled almost every track and a sharper, more synthesized gloss over the songs, with all, except one, being written by Buddy Buie and Ronnie Hammond, another departure from their previous approach. They were joined by Steve Stone on guitar, Justin Senker on bass and Sean Burke … Dean Daughtry. Three original band members returned-singer Ronnie Hammond, guitarist Barry Bailey and keyboard player Dean Daughtry. Formed in Doraville, Georgia in 1970, they consisted of former members of Roy Orbison's band The Candymen and the band Classics IV. In early 2006, Barry Bailey, suffering from multiple sclerosis, retired from the group to take care of his wife, who was sick with cancer (which took her life on July 6, 2006). It was also around this time that ARS was elected to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. After playing on other artists' recordings, the Atlanta Rhythm Section was formed in 1971, with Justo (singer), Barry Bailey (guitar), Paul Goddard (bass), Daughtry (keyboards), Nix (drums) and Cobb (guitar). Variations: Viewing All | Atlanta Rhythm Section. [2], Buie's manager, Jeff Franklin, who was based in New York and had got the group the deal with Decca, was then able to get ARS signed to Polydor for their third release, Third Annual Pipe Dream, in August 1974. Unfortunately, the cost of running the studio was too high and it was closed in 1989. Candymen in 1966 were Dean Daughtry-keyboards, Rodney Justo-vocals, Robert Nix-drums, … The members of Atlanta Rhythm Section originally came together as a session band at Studio One, an Atlanta area studio recording artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Al Kooper, Dickey Betts, and .38 Special. Each subsequent album -- 1979's Underdog and live set Are You Ready, 1980s The Boys from Doraville, and 1981's Quinella -- sold less than the previous one, resulting in the band's split shortly thereafter. Candymen with Roy Orbison. The debut single from the record, "So in to You", peaked at #7 on April 30.[2]. Another new lead singer, Shaun Williamson, was rolled in in 1987. Homesick. Ronnie Hammond. The band, joined by "classic era" members Cobb, Nix and Goddard, was honored at a September 1996 induction ceremony at the Georgia World Congress Center. Buie soon became an invisible fifth member of the fledgling band; he served as their manager and producer, in addition to providing a major hand in the songwriting department. The brainchild of songwriter-producer Buddy Buie—a former member of Roy Orbison's Candymen and the pop band Classics IV—the Atlanta Rhythm Section was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1996. Keeling, who left ARS to spend more time with his family, was replaced in March 2016 by Justo's friend Rodger Stephan (who had also played drums with Marty Balin). Albums. Early in 1979, drummer Robert Nix, the group's primary lyricist, had a falling out with manager/producer Buie over the group's musical direction. In January 1978 ARS released what would turn out to be its most successful album, Champagne Jam,[2] which led off with the song "Large Time", a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, some of whom had lost their lives in a plane crash the previous October. Alan, a Nashville veteran, would stay with the band for more than a year but it was clear that a player with more of a rock sound was needed, so a friend of Jim Keeling, Huntsville, Alabama native David Anderson, from the band Brother Cane, was brought in as the new guitarist in April 2007. Robert Nix (1970 – 1979) Show all members…. This was the first major hit from the Atlanta Rhythm Section. Not Gonna Let it Bother Me Tonight. Marketplace 95 For Sale. Bassist Stribling went on to leave in February 1986, turning it over to Steve Stone. Atlanta Rhythm Section Artist Overview. @ The Dothan Downtown MusicFest at the Dothan Civic Center on Saturday night, August 20, 2011. The group's first few albums failed to generate much chart action (1972's Atlanta Rhythm Section, 1973's Back Up Against the Wall, 1974's Third Annual Pipe Dream, 1975's Dog Days, and 1976's Red Tape), but it was during this time that Justo was replaced with newcomer Ronnie Hammond, which would eventually pay dividends for the group. Bruce Lundvall offered a better deal at Columbia Records (CBS), who released the next ARS album, Quinella, in August 1981, containing the hit "Alien" (#29) but, like The Boys From Doraville, struggled with sales. After buying out his partners, Buie continued to run Studio One until 1986 when he sold it to Georgia State University. Once part of Roy Orbison's backing band and contributors to Georgia's thriving studio scene, the members of the Atlanta Rhythm Section married their polished chops to the rough-and-tumble blues and Southern-fried rock of the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. He was replaced by Ronnie Hammond,[2] assistant to Studio One's engineer, Rodney Mills. alongside re-recordings of classic ARS tunes, done at Southern Tracks Studios with longtime engineer Rodney Mills. The album provided two more hits for the band, "Imaginary Lover" (#7)[2] and "I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight" (#14). Paul's second tenure with the band was short-lived as he died of cancer on April 29, 2014. All through the years, original keyboardist Dean Daughtry has remained with the Atlanta Rhythm Section, even as members have come and gone, for more than 45 years. One of the slickest, most melodic of the Southern rock bands, with a string of hit albums and singles during the '70s. Atlanta Rhythm Section, sometimes abbreviated ARS, is an American rock band from the South The band unofficially formed in 1970 as former members of the Candymen and the Classics IV became the session band for the newly opened Studio One in Doraville, … The Macon native died of heart failure about … Three weeks later, they appeared on the White House lawn at President Jimmy Carter's invitation for his son Chip's 28th birthday party. The group's name was thought up by Studio One's owner Buddy Buie and his two partners in the venture, Cobb and Bill Lowery. Besides the group's hits and popular tracks up to that time, the album also contained the fan favorite "Another Man's Woman". From The Vaults (May 2012), released on the Fuel label, was a double CD collection of unreleased tracks both studio and live and even featured some pre-ARS Candymen performances.[4]. Atlanta Rhythm Section With Pat Travers Band is coming to Thrasher-Horne Center on Saturday February 6, 2021 at 8 PM. 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