George McCorkle, original member and rhythm guitarist of the Marshall Tucker Band from 1973 - 1983. While a member of the band, he wrote their first top 40 hit, "Fire On the Mountain" and wrote or co-wrote many others including "Silverdado," "Dreamlover," "Everybody Needs Somebody," "Foolish Dreaming," "I Should Never Have Started Loving You," "Last of The Singing Cowboys" and "Life In A Song" among many others. George retired from the band in 1984 and eventually moved to Nashville to become a full time song writer. In the past few years he played in a band called The Renegades of Southern Rock.
George made a guest appearance with the Marshall Tucker Band in front of more than 17,000 fans on August 12, 2006 at the Starwood Amphitheater in Nashville. Our heart felt best wishes and prayers go out to his wife Vivian and son Justin. George was loved and respected and will be missed by all who knew him.
RIDE IN PEACE GEORGE
You can find out what gear George used here!
George, Thanks for the music
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