Thanks for keeping MTB alive. I remember the Ruins (Sitare)and Woodland Height Rec Center. Toy & Tommy were neighbors and I lived in Park Hills.
I travel all over the country for my job. When folks hear where I from (Spartanburg/Roebuck)they always ask, "do you know Marshall Tucker Band"! I am proud to
say I do and love them all. You guys captured lightening in a bottle and brought much fame to Sparkle City.
I heard Tommy once say," we come out of the hole smoking and flat footin' from start to finish.
My Prayers are with you and I am so sorry for your lose.
Love you Man!
Mike "Red" Cole
I grew up playing albums like "where we all belong" and "Long hard ride" snd I will always love the quality of the music,Dougs voice,Pauls drumming,and especially Toys guitar work-just killer.I think the live version of 24 hours at a time on Where we all belong is just stellar.Sad Toy and bro are gone....but man, they were a GREAT band.Saw them in Nassau colisieum in 78 and I remember like 6 encores.....maybe the best show ever.
Tucker Boy's Thanks!!! Scott McCollum
P.S. Still searchin for a Rainbow!!
Hello & good morning MTB, I hope you all will read this,
My family and I have been listening to your music since the beginning. I saw you guys in Vernon, NJ back in the early 80's, and also at the Fairgrounds in Middletown, NY - where most people wouldn't know a good band. Anyway, I gave Doug Gray a hug and expressed how much I appreciate the band. My brother passed away last fall and all of his most favorite Tucker songs were played at his service, which was on the banks of the Peace River in Port Charlotte, FL. My brother was a loyal fan, with a Southern spirit. I recently downloaded a video of Can't You See from 1973 and I cannot stop watching it in total awe at how Toy Caldwell sings from the heart. Love to all of you, and if I can afford to see you all in Vernon, NJ in June, I will be there. Always in my heart and on my mind. Laura Dally
Thanks for coming out for the Vets yesterday at Soboba. That was great!
YEH...THE TUCKER BOYS ARE COOKIN DOWN IN CAROLINE...SEEN YOU GUYS MANY TIMES DOWN HERE IN NEW ORLEANS...SUPERDOME,WAREHOUSE,MISS. COAST COILISUM,BOOMTOWN CASINO,CITY PARK...HAVE IN MY "LP" COLLECTION 18 ALBUMS. TOLD MY WIFE WHEN I PASS AWAY PUT A FISHIN POLE,COORS LITE AND A MARSHALL TUCKER LP IN MY COFFIN. I HONESTLY PLAY YOUR MUSIC EVERYDAY..MY ALL TIME FAVORITE IS BOB AWAY MY BLUES....YOU GUYS ARE TRUE PROFESSIONALS AND GREAT ROLE MODELS FOR UPCOMING SOUTHERN BANDS.LOVE YOU GUYS AND LETS BRING HOME THAT MEMORIAL...LATER CLAY BO
Iloved your music from the begining I heard it,moving south just inspired it more and meeting my wife Micki opened my eyes.She gave me my first album[cd]sorry I'm slow on tech.then,and the record player died so albums where selfed or lost,anyway always loved your stuff,say hi to Chris Hicks ,friend of Micki woodall Juve 1959-2009 and mine.
Thanks for all you do and our troops ,GOD bless America
Sincerly Bob Juve [VOTED YOU IN !]Don't worry about this ol' cowboy,I'll see Her again ")
You are by far my favorite band. I was at Englishtown NJ in 1977 when you guys played with Deep Purple and a few others. I just got to see you again in NY at BB Kings last December. I was right up front and felt like a kid again. Keep on going boys you still have it.
HEY DOUG, I'VE BEEN A FAN SINCE MY OLDER SISTERS BOYFRIEND DROVE US TO THE GALVESTON BEACH
IN A AWY COOL 73 GEAND AM THE ONLY THING COOLER THAN THAT CAR, WAS YOUR MUSIC SAW YOU IN BAYTOWN WITH MY THIRTY YEAR OLD GUATAMALIN WIFE WHO I TURNED ON TO YOUR MUSIC YEARS AGO SHE WAS SO GREATFUL FOR THE SIGNITURES ON THE PINK MTB SHIRT SHE GOT.WE LOVE YOU GUYS, THE NEW GUYS ROCK! TAKE CARE OF THAT VOICE BROTHER & WE'LL BE SEEIN YA AGAIN. THANKS BEST NIGHT IN A LONG TIME, CHRIS & BRENDA CLARK
I have an unfair advantage over a good portion of the MTB fans, because I grew up in Spartanburg, in the same neighborhood that Toy, Tommy, and Tim, grew up in. We all went to Park Hills Baptist Church....( I was Tim's age). My brother Doug, was Tommy's age and was a local neighborhood drummer. He had a band back then named The Vigilantes. They would play the Battle of the Bands at the Memorial Auditorium along with all the other local musicians. The Rants, Toy Factory, The Vigilantes, and others , were local bands just full of talent. I remember leaving the auditorium after a show and seeing Tommy walking to his car. He had long hair and a long duster coat on. I had never seen a duster coat in Spartanburg SC. I thought to myself, that guy is a star. Not just a local musician, but something larger, something we haven't seen come out of Spartanburg SC. Well, I was right. I went to Spartan High with Paul Riddle and got to see MTB plenty of times back in the 70s. To this day ,when Heard it In a Love Song plays, I'm instantaneous taken back to 1973. Great times, glad I got to live it!
Just the Best, what a Great Picture here! I just think you guys or the MTB is the Best!! 100% You Guys Rock!!
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