Dan Baird first rose to fame in the '80s as the frontman with rootsy boogie rock revivalists the Georgia Satellites and went on to a lively solo career playing heartfelt and energetic Southern-accented rock & roll. Born on December 12, 1953, in San Diego, California but raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Baird picked up the guitar early on and began playing with local bands during his teenage years. By December of 1980, Baird had formed the Georgia Satellites (which would eventually consist of Baird and Rick Richards on vocals/guitar, Rick Price on bass, and Mauro Magellan on drums). The quartet quickly found their musical niche as a bar band version of such classic three-chord rockers as AC/DC, the Faces, and the Rolling Stones, but with a Dixie-fried undertow. In 1985, they issued their debut recording, an independently issued six-song EP ...
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