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Daughtry, Dean (8th September 1946-26th January 2023)

He was a keyboard player and songwriter born in Kinston, Alabama.

He was a member of The Candymen, touring with Roy Orbison in the 1960s and was a member of Classics IV who had an international hit with Spooky.

When 1970 came around he joined the group Atlanta Rhythm Section , co-writing many of their songs.  He left them briefly in the mid 1980s but returned to the band in 1989.

He also performed with Tom Wilson, Al Kooper, Newsong, Sea Hags, Michael Dyke, Frankie & Johnny and Mylon LeFevre.

He died in Huntsville, Alabama in January 2023 when he was 76 years old.

Atlanta Rhythm Section recordings
The Ballad of Lois Malone (Buddy Buie / Robert Nix / Dean Daughtry/Barry Bailey )
Champagne Jam (Buddy Buie /Robert Nix/J.R. Cobb )
The Great Escape (Buddy Buie / Robert Nix / Barry Bailey )
I’m Not Going to Let It Bother Me Tonight (Buddy Buie /Robert Nix/Dean Daughtry )
Silver Eagle (Buddy Buie /J.R. Cobb )

Here he is on keyboards with some members of the Atlanta Rhythm Section…