Formed in 1971 in South Carolina, USA, this southern-rock style unit enjoyed national popularity from the early to late 70s. The band originally comprised Toy Caldwell (13 November 1947, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, d. 25 February 1993, Moore, South Carolina, USA; lead guitar), his brother, Tommy Caldwell, (b. 1950, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, d. 28 April 1980; bass), vocalist/keyboard player Doug Gray, rhythm guitarist George McCorkle (b. Chester, South Carolina, USA, d. 29 June 2007, Lebanon, Tennessee, USA, d. 29 June 2007), saxophonist/flautist Jerry Eubanks and drummer Paul Riddle. There was no member named Marshall Tucker; the band was named after the owner of the room in which they practised their music.
Like the Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie and several others, the Marshall Tucker Band signed with Capricorn Records and established the southern rock style, which emphasized lengthy improvisations built around...
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