Robert Nix (drummer)
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Robert Nix Drummer
Robert Nix
Born(1944-11-08)November 8, 1944
Blakely, Georgia
DiedMay 20, 2012(2012-05-20) (aged 67)
Memphis, Tennessee
Drummer, songwriter
InstrumentsDrums

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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