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Pink Anderson / The Marshall Tucker Band

 
 
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By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
1. Pink Anderson Marker
Inscription.
Pink Anderson
1900-1974
Pink Anderson was a seminal Piedmont bluesman. He lived most of his life in Spartanburg, performing locally and regionally, and recording three albums in the city for Bluesville Records during the 1960s.

Anderson is also known as one of the two blues musicians who inspired the name of British rock group Pink Floyd (the other being Floyd Council).

The Marshall Tucker Band
founded 1972
The Marshall Tucker Band was one of the most successful Southern rock bands of the 1970s and 1980s, with multiple gold and platinum-selling albums, featuring hits like "Fire on the Mountain" and "Heard It in a Love Song."

Formed in Spartanburg in 1972, the original line-up included Toy Caldwell, Tommy Caldwell, George McCorkle, Paul Riddle, Jerry Eubanks, and Doug Gray. The original group disbanded in 1984.
 
Erected 2011.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Spartanburg Music Trail marker series.
 
Location. 34° 56.967′ N, 81° 55.9′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Church Street (
The Marshall Tucker Band Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
2. The Marshall Tucker Band Marker
U.S. 221), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spartanburg SC 29306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Palmetto Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Morgan Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hank Garland / Johnny Blowers (about 400 feet away); William Walker / Clara Smith (about 400 feet away); 156 West Main Street (about 500 feet away); Spartanburg Town Clock (about 600 feet away); Walter Hyatt / DesChamps Hood (about 700 feet away); Spartanburg Water Works (about 700 feet away); Don Reno/The Blue Ridge Quartet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cantrell Wagon Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spartanburg.
 
Regarding Pink Anderson / The Marshall Tucker Band. To hear music samples by Anderson, dial 864-607-9657 and press 5#; to hear The Marshall Tucker Band, dial 864-607-9657 and press 6#.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pink Anderson. Pinkney "Pink" Anderson (February 12, 1900 – October 12, 1974) was a blues singer and guitarist, born in Laurens, South Carolina. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Bluesville Records. Bluesville
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By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
3. Pink Anderson / The Marshall Tucker Band Marker
Records is a subsidiary of Prestige Records, launched in the 1960s with the primary purpose of documenting the work of the older classic bluesmen passed over by the changing audience. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. The Marshall Tucker Band. The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Marshall Tucker Band, "Fire on the Mountain". Audio recording of The Marshall Tucker Band performing "Fire on the Mountain." (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Marshall Tucker Band, "Heard It In A Love Song". Video recording of The Marshall Tucker Band performing "Heard It in a Love Song." (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Spartanburg Music Trail. The Spartanburg Music Trail debuts in downtown Feb. 11. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

7. Trail Honors Spartanburg's Music Legends. To learn about the well known music makers who hailed from Spartanburg, grab your shoes and a cell phone. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

8. Spartanburg Music Trail Honors Local Musicians. A trail to honor Spartanburg musicians was unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony in downtown Spartanburg Friday. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 907 times since then and 11 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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