Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Friday, September 21st, 2018 comes from The Atlanta Rhythm Section!
On June 10th, 1978, "I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight" entered Billboard's Hot 100 and confidently strode up to #14, spending thirteen weeks in the chart.
The Atlanta Rhythm Section, a soft-rock band from Doraville, Georgia, consisted of Rodney Justo, Barry Bailey, J.R. Cobb, Paul Goddard, Dean Daughtry and Robert Nix. Justo, Daughtry and Nix were with Roy Orbison's band, The Candymen. Cobb Daughtry and manager Buddy Buie were with The Classics IV. Justo left after the first album and was replaced by Ronnie Hammond. Nix left in late 1979 and was replaced by Roy Yeager.
The Atlanta Rhythm Section placed fourteen songs in The Hot 100 between 1974 and 1981.
Robert Nix passed away on May 20th, 2012 at the age of 67. Ronnie Hammond died on March 14th, 2011 at the age of 60.