Full Name: Tony Watson
Nick Name: "A.P."
Email Address: or
Street Address Line 1: 995 Waverly Court
Street Address Line 2:
City, State, Zip: Marietta, GA 30064
Bands played in: Rogues, Cloud 9 and Big M Review through 9/68
Instruments played in the band: Drums
Profession: General Auditor-Reliance Trust Company
URL of personal website:
Interests and hobbies:

Music, sports and playing in the dirt

The most significant events since playing in the band(s)
  • Some of these dates are approximate-old age ya know, and I'm not sure of their significance, but here goes.

  • 1970 - Joined up with Bob Johnson, Dave Wilson, Bryan Rambo, I think harvey Holland, and some guy I didn't know and formed a "House Band" to tape a pilot for a teen music show Bob was trying to get started at WAGA. We taped it, it didn't sell, we never got back together, and we never got paid. But, it was fun.

  • 1972 - Graduated from UGA and became a partner in The Iron Horse, a shoe and clothing store at The Station in Athens, GA.

  • 1973 - Married the lovely and talented, Starla Kay Senter (MHS '69) and will be married 29 years in August 2002.

  • 1974 - Left the clothing business and went to work for C&S Bank in Atlanta. I spent a lot of time traveling around the southeast doing director's examinations for small banks.

  • Around 1983 I got together with some MHS Band Alumni for a "Blast from the Past" organized by Stan DeJarnett, the MHS Band Director at the time. We played some at the Friday night football game, and the Dance Band played on the square the following Sunday afternoon. We had a great time.

  • 1986 through 1990 - Transferred to Florida with C&S and spent five years in paradise. We lived 7 miles from Sanibel Island, and we experienced about every square foot of water surface from Sarasota to Key West in our and other people's boats. Starla and I were also involved in the start-up of a new United Methodist Church in Fort Myers. It was a blessed experience. We loved every minute.

  • December 1990 - Moved back to Atlanta, set up my drums in the basement, and worked for C&S/Sovran, later NationsBank, until I joined Reliance Trust Company in 1997.

Types of music now liked

I like most music if it's done well. For instance, the CD changer in my vehicle currently contains the Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss, Delbert McClinton and The Gaither Vocal Band. However, I don't do opera, and, like Bryan Rambo, I can't handle rap. Although, I did hear a rap version of the Beverly Hillbillies theme song once that was kinda interesting. 

Words of wisdom:

If you live by the belief that "All I need to be happy is a little more than I have now", I can guarantee you two things.  One, you'll never get it, and two, you'll go nuts trying.


Todd, thanks for putting this together. This is really something else. The "Bands" were, and always will be, a big part of my life. Even though my time only lasted about 4 years, those experiences take up a big part of the pleasant section of my memory bank. PS. Hope you can do a spell check on this before posting. Thanks again.