Song­writer, pro­ducer Perry ‘Buddy’ Buie dies

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Perry “Buddy’’ Buie, a song­writer and pro­ducer who helped form the At­lanta Rhythm Sec­tion and then fuel its suc­cess with the lyrics he wrote for the band, has died. He was 74.

Buie died Satur­day, said Chip Chap­man, owner of Chap­man Fu­neral Home in Eu­faula, Alabama, which is han­dling ar­range­ments. De­tails of the fu­neral were still be­ing planned Sun­day, Chap­man said.

Singer Rod­ney Justo, one of the band’s orig­i­nal mem­bers, re­mem­bers how Buie brought him and other mu­si­cians to­gether to form the At­lanta Rhythm Sec­tion in the early 1970s.

“He calls me one day, and he says ‘I have an idea Rod­ney, and I’d like you to be a part of it,’’’ Justo re­called on Sun­day. “He said ‘I want to get all the top mu­si­cians in the South, put them to­gether and build a su­per group.’’

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