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Nix, Robert (8th November 1944-20th May 2012)

He was a drummer born in Blakely, Georgia, who grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and was a member of The Candymen in the 1960s.  He joined Atlanta Rhythm Section in 1970 and remained a member of the band until 1978.  During that time he co-wrote many of the group’s songs.

Working with many other artists he was heard performing with acts such as Paul Davis, Al Kooper, Frankie & Johnny and appeared on albums which include his own It’s a Complicated World and also Are You Ready, Boys From Doraville, Champagne Jam, Dog Days and Underdog by the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Candymen Bring You Candypower by The Candymen, Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-nerd by Lynyrd Skynyrd, There Is Only One Roy Orbison/The Orbison Way by Roy Orbison and Artimus Venomus by Artimus Pyle.

He passed away in hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2012 when he was 67 years old.

Atlantic Rhythm Section recordings
The Ballad of Lois Malone (Buddy Buie/Robert Nix/Danny 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/Danny Daughtry)