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The Classics IV

“The Classics IV”, through the Lowery Music Group of Atlanta, Georgia, signed with Capitol Records and in 1968 their recoding of “Spooky”, originally an instrumental song to which J.R. Cobb and Buddy Buie added lyrics and with Dennis Yost’s unique solo voice, skyrocketed to the top the music charts.
The next release, “Stormy”, also became a hit and shortly afterward “Traces Of Love” made it to number two on the Billboard music charts solidifying the “Classics IV” as a Pop, Rock, and a new developing style of music pioneer – Southern rock group.
A few more hits soon came along such as “Every Day With You Girl” and “What Am I Crying For”. Through the years the group compiled a total of 16 Billboard chart hits. During those years the complexion and personnel of The Classics IV was ever changing. The one constant was Dennis Yost. Dennis continued recording and touring throughout the next several years to enthusiastic fans worldwide, eventually relocating in Nashville, Tennessee in 1993, where he added record producing to his many accomplishments.
In 2006, Dennis Yost suffered a near fatal injury in an accident at his home and spent several months in a coma. Keeping the legendary songs of “The Classics IV” alive today is Tom Garrett, Dennis Yost’s hand picked successor to replace him. Garrett, joined by extremely talented musicians Kevin Lloyd-Bass, Paul Weddle-Sax/Flut,e Jim Yoder-Keyboards, John Kerner-Guitar and Shawn White-Drums, is carrying on the tradition of bringing those wonderful “Classics IV” hit songs to life again. In addition, their audiences are entertained with their good humor and captivating personalities.
Though he had improved greatly over the two year period since his accident, Sadly, Dennis Yost passed away on December 7, 2008. Dennis may be gone but not forgotten as The Classics IV, the group, his life’s work, moves forward, at his request and in his honor.