He is a drummer/vocalist who had his own band, Rodney and the Mystics, who backed all the
major artists from 1961-1965.
He was a member of The Candymen which had a Top 40 Hit with
“Georgia Pines”, E.G. and the Hi-Fis,
Noah’s Ark, and Beaverteeth.. He has backed artists such as Roy Orbison, Gene
Pitney, Ray Stevens & Neil Sedaka.
He has been the bandleader for B.J. Thomas. In 1970 he became a member of Atlanta
Rhythm Section but He left after the first album to pursue a solo
career. He returned briefly
between 1983 and 1984 and is now a sales manager for beer and malt
beverages at Southern Wine and Spirits.