1900-1974Pink 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 1972The 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.