Billy Joe Royal

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3 April 1942, Valdosta, Georgia, USA. Raised in Marietta, Georgia, Royal’s father owned a truck-driving company and the family moved to Atlanta when Royal was aged 10. At school he entertained in school concerts, and after graduation, worked for two years in a nightclub in Savannah, Georgia. Starting in 1962, Royal made several unsuccessful singles, but then teamed with a local songwriter/producer, Joe South. In 1965, they made the US Top 20 with ‘Down In The Boondocks’ and... Read more

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60s
oldies
pop
classic rock
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