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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1972–83, 1988–present)

Southern rock band from South Carolina fronted by Doug Gray and featuring brothers Toy (guitar) and Tommy (bass) Caldwell. Named after a piano tuner who used their rehearsal hall, they scored US hits in 1975 and 1977 with ‘Fire On the Mountain’ and ‘Heard It In A Love Song’, but lacked distinctiveness to inherit Lynyrd Skynyrd’s mantle when their plane went down. Only Doug Gray survives in today’s band, while ‘Can’t You See’ (1977) was used over the credits of the Kevin Costner 2008 movie Swing Vote.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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