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February 4, 1949
Greenwood, Mississippi, U.S.
Roy Yeager (born February 4, 1949) is an American musician.
His musical career started off when he moved to Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 14. Roy met Bobby Sowell in high school in 1964 and soon they were playing gigs, as a duo and with bands. He drummed with the popular Memphis 1960s groups, The Out Of It's and The Crackerjacks, touring the mid-south and played regularly at the popular Thunderbird Lounge and Roaring 60's in Memphis.
In 1972, he went with Lobo, in 1974 drummed for singer Joe South. His big break came in 1980 when he joined the southern rock group Atlanta Rhythm Section, he toured with them for 10 years, recording hit records. He moved to Nashville in the 1980s after marrying, became a producer and bought his own recording studio, Back Street Recording. He has done sessions with many rock and country artists including Ronnie Milsap, Dale Hawkins, Alicia Bridges, Paul Davis, Mike Heron, Gail Davis and others.
In 1998, Roy sold his recording studio and retired, dabbling in real estate and other investments. He was married to Hollywood actress Char Fontane, who died of breast cancer on April 1, 2007. He recently became engaged to Karen Packard Kosmalski.
|1972||Of a Simple Man||Lobo||Drums|
|1973||John Lovick Turner||John Lovick Turner||Drums|
|1974||Ride 'em Cowboy||Paul Davis||Drums|
|1975||As I See It Now||Melanie||Percussion, Drums, Vocals|
|1975||Midnight Rainbows||Joe South||Drums|
|1975||Mike Herons Reputation||Mike Heron||Percussion|
|1976||Southern Tracks & Fantasies||Paul Davis||Drums|
|1978||Alicia Bridges||Alicia Bridges||Drums|
|1978||Gail Davies||Gail Davies||Percussion, Drums|
|1979||Rain in My Life||Bill LaBounty||Drums|
|1979||Underdog||Atlanta Rhythm Section||Drums|
|1980||Boys from Doraville||Atlanta Rhythm Section||Drums|
|1980||Hard Times on Easy Street||David Lynn Jones|
|1981||Quinella||Atlanta Rhythm Section||Percussion, Drums|
|1982||Best of Atlanta Rhythm Section||Percussion, Drums|
|1984||Lost in the 50's Tonight||Ronnie Milsap||Percussion, Drums|
|1990||Live in Front of a Bunch of Dickheads||Drums|
|1991||Where It's At, You're Coming Home With Me||Alan James album "Break The Ice",||Drums|
|1999||As True As You (Songs For Ricky)||Threk Michaels||Drums|
|1999||Backtracks||Atlanta Rhythm Section||Drums|
|1999||Wildcat Tamer||Dale Hawkins||Drums|
|2000||Fool's Paradise||Dale Hawkins||Drums|
|2000||Live at the Savoy, New York Atlanta Rhythm Section||Drums|
|2003||Do You Still Feel the Same Way? [Japan]||Tommie Young||Drums, Percussion|
|2004||Best Of You Can't Hear Me Callin' Bluegrass: 80 Years||Various Artists||Drums|
|2004||Can't You Hear Me Callin' - Bluegrass: 80 Years of Am||Various Artists||Drums|
|2005||Echo Coming Back: The Best of Mike Heron||Drums|
|2005||Introducing Lobo/Of a Simple Man||Lobo||Drums|
|2006||As I See It Now||Tracy Lawrence||Drums, Percussion|
- Book Review - History of Memphis Bands 1960-75, tripod.com; accessed March 5, 2015.
- Atlanta Rhythm Section History: Roy Yeager, brainyhistory.com; accessed March 5, 2015.