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Died On This Date (August 4, 2012) Stuart Swanlund / Marshall Tucker Band Guitarist

Posted by themusicsover on August 29, 2012

Stuart Swanlund
April 3, 1958 – August 4, 2012

Stuart Swanlund was a guitarist who is best remembered as the longtime slinger for southern rock legends, the Marshall Tucker Band.  Joining the group in 1985, Swanlund held the longest tenure outside of founding member, Doug Gray.  He can be heard on such albums as Southern Spirit, Still Smokin’, and Walk Outside The Lines.  Swanlund also played in Chicago rock band, Tone Generators.   Stuart Swanlund was 54 when he reportedly died in his sleep of natural causes.  He was preceded in death by other Marshall Tucker Band members, George McCorckle, Tommy Caldwell, Toy Caldwell, Frankie Toler, and Bruce Waibel.

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Died On This Date (June 4, 2011) Frankie Toler / Acclaimed Southern Rock Drummer

Posted by themusicsover on June 4, 2011

David “Frankie” Toler
DOB Unknown – June 4, 2011

Frankie Toler was a rock drummer who, over the course of his career, played with the Allman Brothers, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts,  and the Marshall Tucker Band.  He joined his brother, guitarist Dan Toler in the Allman Brothers in 1981 and stayed for the next year or so.  They both played on the group’s 1981 release, Brothers On The Road.  The brothers then went on to perform with Gregg Allman for several years, and played on his landmark I’m No Angel album of 1986.  Frankie played in the Marshall Tucker Band from 1992 to 1994, playing on their Walk Outside The Line album.  He also made a couple of albums with his brother.  Toler continued to stay active until he needed a two liver transplants in 2009.  Thankfully the local Southern Rock community joined together and played to raise money to help offset his medical bills.   Frankie Toler was 59 when he passed away in hospice care on June 4, 2011.

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Died On This Date (April 28, 1980) Tommy Caldwell / Marshall Tucker Band

Posted by themusicsover on April 28, 2010

Tommy Caldwell
November 9, 1949 – April 28, 1980

Tommy Caldwell was best known as the bassist the Marshall Tucker  Band from 1973 until his death in 1980.   The charismatic performer was the crowd-pleaser of the band.  He also sang backup and wrote some of their songs, including “Melody Ann,” their only song on which he sang lead.  His final performance with the band came on the night of April 19, 1980 which was later released as Live On Long Island.  Caldwell died just ten days later from injuries he suffered in a jeep accident.

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