Roy Yeager

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Roy Yeager
ARS, 1980
Born Roy Yeager
(1949-02-04) February 4, 1949 (age 66)
Greenwood, Mississippi, U.S.
Occupation Musician

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[citation needed]

Roy Yeager 1967
The Out Of It's 1965
The Crackerjacks 1966


1972 Of a Simple Man Lobo Drums
1973 Calumet Lobo Percussion, Drums
1973 John Lovick Turner John Lovick Turner Drums
1974 Pyramid Pyramid 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
1994 Lauralea Lauralea 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


  1. ^ Book Review - History of Memphis Bands 1960-75,; accessed March 5, 2015.
  2. ^ Atlanta Rhythm Section History: Roy Yeager,; accessed March 5, 2015.

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