NEW PORT RICHEY — Authors Andy Lee White and John M. Williams will sign copies of their book, Atlanta Pop in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s: The Magic of Bill Lowery, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the West Pasco Historical Society, 6431 Circle Blvd. Books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served.
The book, published by The History Press, tells the story of the thriving pop music scene in Atlanta through personal memories from major characters who were there and part of the heyday. The influence of Atlanta music business legend Bill Lowery is the common thread connecting the featured contributors. Lowery was responsible for starting careers of greats such as Billy Joe Royal, Ray Stevens, Jerry Reed and Tommy Roe and the Tams.
The event also features Bob “Tub” Langford, whose crucial role in Atlanta’s music scene in the 1960s and ’70s is highlighted in the new book. Langford, who lives in New Port Richey, worked with Lowery as a sound engineer and recording artist, but it is his recording work in Atlanta with Joe South and Lynyrd Skynyrd that put him on the music map.