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Pink Anderson / The Marshall Tucker Band

 
 
Pink Anderson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
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Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the South Carolina, Spartanburg Music Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
 
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 (U.S. 221), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spartanburg SC 29306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Rosa H. Gantt (within shouting 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spartanburg.
 
Regarding Pink Anderson / The Marshall Tucker Band. To hear music samples by Anderson, dial 864-607-9657 and press
The Marshall Tucker Band Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
2. The Marshall Tucker Band Marker
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 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.
Pink Anderson / The Marshall Tucker Band Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, February 14, 2011
3. Pink Anderson / The Marshall Tucker Band Marker
11. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,511 times since then and 19 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week March 13, 2011. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 18, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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