As an artist, Mickey Buckins fronted the New Breed, playing venues throughout the Southeast during the mid 1960’s. In 1967 he joined FAME studios, where he worked as an engineer, producer and songwriter. In the early 1970’s, Buckins moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work with Bill Lowery.
Buckins has written 5 BMI award winning songs including Janie Fricke’s “Tell Me A Lie” which climbed to the top of the charts and earned a BMI Millionaire award. His “Double Lovin’” was a Top 10 Pop hit for the Osmonds; “The Feeling is Right” a TOP 10 R&B hit for Clarence Carter. He wrote and produced Josh Stone’s hit “Victim of a Foolish Heart” for Atlantic Records.
As a percussionist, Buckins has played on nany sessions, including Bob Dylan’s platinum album “Slow Train Coming”.
During the 1990’s Buckins joined Jerry McGee to create the weekly Songwriter’s Showcase, and has been credited with keeping the local music industry viable through a slow period.
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