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George McCorkle

George McCorkle was a founding member and guitarist for the Marshall Tucker Band. He wrote "Fire on the Mountain", the band's first top 40 hit, though had hoped that Charlie Daniels would record the song. He left the band in 1984 and later worked as a songwriter. He released a solo album, American Street, in 1999. McCorkle was diagnosed with cancer in early June 2007 and died soon afterward, in Lebanon, Tennessee... Read More

Birth nameGeorge Freeman McCorkle
BornOctober 11, 1947
Chester, South Carolina, U.S.
DiedJune 29, 2007 (aged 59)
Lebanon, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresSouthern rock
Occupation(s)Songwriter, musician
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1968–2007
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