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Died On This Date (June 29, 2007) George McCorkle / Marshall Tucker Band

Posted by themusicsover on June 29, 2010

George McCorkle
August 23, 1947 – June 29, 2007

George McCorkle is perhaps best remembered as a founding guitarist for popular American rock band, the Marshall Tucker Band. Formed in 1972, the group found tremendous success with such albums as Searchin’ For A Rainbow, Together Forever, and their platinum seller, Carolina Dreams.  Their sound – equal parts rock, country, R&B, gospel, and jazz – helped define the ’70s rock era and laid the foundation for what would become called Southern rock.  Besides his instantly recognizable guitar work in the band, McCorkle’s biggest contribution came by way of his “Fire On The Mountain,” which became their first top 40 hit.  After leaving the Marshall Tucker Band in 1984, McCorkle worked as a songwriter and released his own album in 1999.   George McCorkle was 59 died of cancer on June 29, 2007.

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