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|Born||November 8, 1944|
|Died||May 20, 2012 (aged 67)|
Robert Nix (November 8, 1944 - May 20, 2012) was an American drummer best known as a founding member of the band Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS). A member of ARS from 1971-1979, he co-wrote several of their songs including the top-ten hits "So Into You" and "Imaginary Lover".
Nix grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated from Paxon Senior High School in 1962. He got his start as a member of Roy Orbison's backing band The Candymen, and also played on recordings for artists including The Classics IV, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Al Kooper. Nix also co-wrote songs for other artists, including Billy Joe Royal's "Cherry Hill Park" and B. J. Thomas' "Mighty Clouds of Joy".
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