The Marshall Tucker Band is a rock and country band, which was formed in 1972, in California. The current lineup includes Doug Gray, Marcus James Henderson, Chris Hicks, Rick Willis, Tony Black and B.B. Boden. The band is mostly famous for such songs as “Heard It In a Love Song”, “Can’t You See”, and “Last of the Singing Cowboys”.
Surprisingly enough, there were no Marshalls or Tuckers in the band when it was formed in the early 1970’s in South California. The band got its name from a piano tuner whose name was on a keychain that the musicians found in some recording studio. Some of the band founders used to work with the band “Toy Factory” in 1960’s. The style they’ve chosen contained elements of rock, country, gospel, and jazz.
In 1972, The Marshall Tucker Band signed a deal with Capricorn Records. A year later, they released the first LP The Marshall Tucker Band. The album reached the 30th spot on Billboard 200 and later received a golden status in the USA.
In 1973, the band performed as an opening act at the Allman Brothers Band concerts. But soon they became famous enough to give their own concerts.