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The Marshall Tucker Band

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Spartanburg SC, United States (1972 – present)

The Marshall Tucker Band is a Southern rock band.

Originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, the band formed in 1972, and soon signed with Capricorn Records. In 1973 they released their first EP, simply titled ‘The Marshall Tucker band.

Compared to pioneers and label-mates The Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker had a more country and western feel, with the being a key lead instrument in their sound. “Can’t You See”, “Fire on the Mountain”, and “This Ol’ Cowboy” are among their songs that received appreciable FM radio airplay, while “Heard It in a Love Song” made it to #14 as a single on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977.

Original bassist Tommy Caldwell died in a car crash on April 28, 1980. His brother, guitarist Toy Caldwell, died of respiratory failure on February 25, 1993.

The Marshall Tucker Band still plays up to 150 shows in a year. They are currently with Ramblin’ Records.

There was no band member named “Marshall Tucker”. Originally, the band called itself The Toy Factory (named after lead-guitarist Toy Caldwell). But by the time the band released its first album they had become the Marshall Tucker Band. During a radio interview in Hempstead, NY in 1973, Tommy Caldwell explained the origins of the band’s name:

“There’s an old blind dude that tunes pianos, and his name is Marshall Tucker…

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  • MonoPeligroso

    Incredibly awesome live band

    31 Mar 8:41pm Reply
  • JohnnyMath

    Best southern rock band ever

    11 Jan 1:28am Reply
  • MissAnonyme

    :/

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • murmler3

    The most soulful Southern-Rock, at least in my world ;-) Love it.

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Free-Bird75

    R.I.P. Stuart Swanlund

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
  • rocmaven

    Marshall Tucker Band are playing Aug 25, 2012 at Watseka Theatre Watseka, Illinois and Aug 26, 2012 at Secrest Auditorium Zanesville Ohio with Confederate Railroad.

    30 May 2012 Reply
  • CharlestonSC

    Great

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • cousinbull

    concert at Mohegan ...dec 17th...get there early

    1 Dec 2011 Reply
  • zoborey

    bluesy-jazzish cool old romantic southern cowboys.

    16 Jul 2011 Reply
  • WMorellato

    I can't believe I never heard it before

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • KeiONN

    Very good, nice music, smooth <3

    4 Mar 2011 Reply
  • MICABANA100

    ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS I'VE EVER SEEN, MTB AND SANTANA. THEY BOOTH SHARED THE STAGE FOR A JAMMING SESSON. GREAT JAM BANDS, BEFORE THEIR TIME. (BEFORE JAM BANDS WERE COOL)

    3 Mar 2011 Reply
  • BluesRok

    Hello Music Fans! That shout just before this is a tough one to follow, but here goes...I've been leading several groups here on lastfm for a while, but I don't have the time to lead them anymore. I just abdicated leadership of Gov't Mule and The Movie Group. I'd like to find new leaders for Robert Cray and Concert Stories and The Marshall Tucker Band. If you'd like to lead one, let me know with a message or post in the group shoutbox. These groups deserve leaders who will take an active role in leadership.

    30 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Niidler

    Wanna have intercourse with everybody that ever been involved with this band.

    22 Dec 2010 Reply
  • RoterMilan2

    Sahnecountry............

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • CaseyDeAnn

    Hell yeah. This is true country music.

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • EvilFever

    Took lessons from Paul for about a year. :)

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • WSteven

    Sure miss them Caldwells long live the south

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • SKeene1956

    This group is a must have and my library would not be complete with this original and kick ass band that has been with me for 30 + years now. I have to have them. Awesome and my play doesn't reflect that yet.

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • plaguew

    maravilhoso é pouco...

    20 Jun 2010 Reply
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