Dean Daughtry (born September 8, 1946, in Kinston, Alabama) is an American musician. He was the keyboard player with the Classics IV after Joe Wilson departed. They had a 1968 #3 US/#46 UK hit with "Spooky". He co-founded the Atlanta Rhythm Section in 1971, and is their sole constant member. They had a #7 US hit in 1977 with "So in to You" and a #7 US hit in 1978 with "Imaginary Lover".