The Marshall Tucker Band

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1998 (The 1999 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?

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The Marshall Tucker Band (1973)

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Can't You See (1973)

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Will The Marshall Tucker Band be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


10 comments so far (post your own)

MTB's musical creativity within the Southern Rock genre was incredible. Blues, jazz, western swing, in a highly successful Rock & Roll band. They have been eligible for far too long - 10 years - to not be in the HOF. The recognition will come, but will any original members still be with us when it does?

Posted by Jim Munford on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 20:12pm

Any band that has a flute player is clearly a force to be reckoned with.

Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 03.11.08 @ 16:58pm

MTB, Allman Bros, Wet Willie and Elvin Bishop were all signed to Phil Walden's Capricorn Records in the '70's. (Phil Walden was born on january 11, 1940, hence the Capricorn name). So far, the only Southern bands represented in the HOF are the Allmans, Skynyrd and ZZ Top. Those three get continuous airplay to this day, but not many radio stations play Tucker anymore because either they were "too rock for country" or "too country for rock" ZZ Top is a guitar based band and that gets old. The same with Skynyrd. I change the station everytime I hear "Sweet Home Alabama" or "Freebird" but I wouldn't mind hearing "Can't You See" or "Heard It In A Love Song" because they are not so rock based. I would love to dig deeper into the MTB catalog because it's not so much slam in your face guitar solos. MTB use flute, fiddle and mandolin, instruments that ZZ Top would never think of using. When Mark Knopfler disbanded Dire Straits, he wanted to get away from the power chords of "Money For Nothing" and write more laid back songs which could have room for mandolins and fiddles, as exemplified on "All The Roadrunning", his collaboraton album with Emmylou Harris. To paraphrase a line from "Money For Nothing" I WANT MY MTB in the Hof

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Monday, 04.28.08 @ 00:14am

Their is absolutley no reason why they shouldnt be in the HOF. If being great peolple had anything to do with the process they would be a shoe in. I have talked with Doug, Chris, clay and others all are great people Go MTB

Posted by sd on Wednesday, 01.28.09 @ 17:03pm

A great group, should be a shoe in

Posted by antimatterman on Tuesday, 11.3.09 @ 13:26pm

MTB should not continue to be underestimated or overlooked!! They have a true sound that goes beyond their Southern Rock roots. With only 3 of the original 6 still alive....This band needs to be voted in the HOF NOW!!To be eligible for over 12 years and not be a HOF member is a DISGRACE!! Gives this band it's DUE!!!!!

Posted by John T. Shelby on Friday, 04.16.10 @ 17:39pm

Still waiting on Marshall Tucker induction. JOhn T., the answer is obvious. Marshall Tucker was a working persons band and was loaded with talent.

Posted by Rob Hamilton on Monday, 04.25.11 @ 22:53pm

The Marshall Tucker Band introduced so many people to Southern Rock and BLue Grass and yet we didn't think about what kind of music it was, It was Rock at its most poignant and heartfelt. They belong in the rock and roll hall of fame!

Posted by Lili Dove on Friday, 07.29.11 @ 23:02pm

Absolutely ridiculous that this even needs to be discussed. MTB is, as far as I'm concerned, long overdue. Look at some of the inductees the last 15 years and it's a no-brainer. MTB is not a 'regional' favorite. I've lived my whole life in the center of Indiana. MTB, though, is what we heard on 'the FM radio' growing up. Good golly, when we hit the Minnesota state line for vacation every year MTB was on every half hour!! I don't care about Billboard charts...I care about the fact that real music-loving DJs were playing MTB all over the country in spite of the charts!!

Posted by cdp on Sunday, 04.29.12 @ 01:30am

I've just gone back and re-listened to the entire early catalog. There is no question, when this band started out, with the Caldwell brothers at the helm, their blend of southern rock, sweet harmonies and tuneful classics put the MTB in the upper class of rock bands from the South with the likes of the Allmans, Outlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top. The unashamedly spoke of simple times growing up and living a good-ol-boy lifestyle in Carlina, they blended old school fiddles. Unlike any other band in their genre Tucker also punctuated their tunes with the great woodwind touches of flute and sax that were non-traditional rock or southern instruments, to great affect. As time has passed and the Caldwell brothers met tragic deaths, the band has slowly slipped into a mere character of their former selves with a band member if 2 still taking the show on road under the name Marshall Tucker Band, but these lean times only reminds one even more of how great the original incarnation was. They didn't rock as hard as Skynyrd, nor were they as popular as The Allman Bros, so the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame elite will likely never want to shine a light on MTB.

Posted by Diamond Dave on Tuesday, 06.21.16 @ 12:34pm

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