Dean Daughtry by no means missed a gig for practically 50 years earlier than retiring

Atlanta Rhythm Section co-founder and keyboardist Dean Daughtry has handed away on the age of 76, the group launched.

The music enterprise is mourning the passing of the legendary musician who co-wrote two of the band’s largest hits, titled So Into You and Imaginary Lover.

As many took to social media to share heartfelt tributes, we try the musician’s career and the group’s best-known albums and tracks.

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Dean Daughtry has died at 76

American musician and iconic keyboard participant Dean Daughtry handed away on January 26 2023 in Huntsville. He was 76 years outdated.

In a tribute, Atlanta Rhythm Section revealed that Dean by no means missed a stay efficiency for the ultimate 49 years until his properly being pressured him to retire from performing in 2020.

The group launched the knowledge on Facebook and wrote: “While ARS is known to be a guitar centric band, just listen to the recordings and you’ll realize the contribution that Dean brought to the band. From the first chord of ‘So Into You,’ and the introduction to ‘Imaginary Lover,’ he left his imprint on the band’s recordings.”

The poignant tribute continued: “For 49 years he by no means missed a gig, till his well being pressured him to retire a few years in the past, reducing brief his purpose of fifty years. He was like a Bulldog, however his mates knew him as ‘OX.’”

A take a look at Dean Daughtry’s career

Dean was best-known for co-founding the fragile rock Southern band Atlanta Rhythm Section and co-writing the band’s 70s hits So Into You and Imaginary Lover.

The group launched their debut studio album in 1972 nonetheless it wasn’t until their 1977 album A Rock and Roll Alternative as soon as they made waves throughout the enterprise.

The album featured So Into You, which was included throughout the prime 10 guidelines of Billboard Hot 100. Imaginary Loved made it to prime 10 the subsequent 12 months.

Prior to changing into a member of Atlanta Rhythm Section, Dean was a keyboardist for the bands The Candymen and Classics IV.

Tributes paid to musician

The music enterprise is mourning Dean’s passing and plenty of followers paid heartfelt tributes on social media.

One fan wrote: “Very sad news. Dean Daughtry was a wonderful player and Atlanta Rhythm Section was a stellar band with a longtime loyal fan base. Dean was highly regarded among many fellow musicians.”

Another said: “RIP, Dean Daughtry. Saw Atlanta Rhythm Section in concert at a small college in KY.”

Third one added: “Dean Daughtry passed away today. Another part of my younger years is gone. Dean was a good guy. Great piano player. And a great writer.”

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