Ronnie Hammond, the former lead singer of the Atlanta Rhythm Section, passed away yesterday due to heart failure. He was 60.
While Hammond was not a household name, if you listened to the radio in the late 1970s you would have most certainly heard his distinctive voice over the airwaves. The Atlanta Rhythm Section’s blues inspired Southern rock was an antidote to the disco music dominating the charts. Take a listen to Hammond’s sweet vocals on their biggest hit “So Into You.”