“Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around”Buddy Buie
Behind the Classics IV and the Atlanta Rhythm Section stands the late producer-songwriting aficionado, the late Buddy Buie. He laid the foundation of his career co-writing million selling hits for 1960’s band Classics IV, including songs like “Stormy”, “Traces,” “Everyday with You Girl,” and the band’s biggest hit “Spooky”, which hit #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967 and has been covered by dozens of other notable artists including Dusty Springfield. At the turn of the 1970s Buie’s career took off further, leading the Southern Rock group the Atlanta Rhythm Section to success with smash crossover hits like “So Into You”, which reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 19 weeks in 1977 and followed that up with “Imaginary Lover” also hitting #7 of the Hot 100 in 1978. In 1984, Buie was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and in 1997, he joined legendary songwriters and artists in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.