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Tommy Caldwell
Original name: Thomas Michael Caldwell
Birth: Nov. 9, 1949
Spartanburg
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1980
Spartanburg
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

Musician. Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, he was a bass guitar player and leader of the Southern rock group the "Marshall Tucker Band". In 1973, together with his brother guitar player Toy Caldwell, he formed the band which was signed to Capricorn Records. The group produced multiple gold records with hits to include "Fire on the Mountain", "Can't You See", "Heard It In a Love Song", "Take the Highway" and performed in arenas around the world. On April 22, 1980, while driving to the local YMCA in Spartanburg, his off-road jeep collided with another vehicle. He died a week later from his injuries. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Toy Talmadge Caldwell (1921 - 2006)
  Virginia Vaughn Caldwell (1928 - 1992)
 
 Siblings:
  Toy T. Caldwell (1947 - 1993)*
  Tommy Caldwell (1949 - 1980)
  Timothy Lee Caldwell (1955 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Auto accident
 
Burial:
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Spartanburg
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 29, 2000
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Tommy Caldwell
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Tommy Caldwell
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Tommy Caldwell
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- Dixie Home Georgia
 Added: Sep. 19, 2014
Thank you for fighting so I could remain free, and for all the music!! From one Carolina boy to another, RIP!!!
- Ken Avin
 Added: Aug. 8, 2014
You are missed by friends, family, and fans.
- Barbara Ann Shirley Rogerson
 Added: Jun. 13, 2014
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