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Pinkney Anderson

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Birthplace: Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina, United States
Death: October 12, 1974 (74)
Place of Burial: Lincoln Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, South Carolina USA
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About Pink Anderson

Pink Anderson

"Pinkney "Pink" Anderson (Feb 12, 1900 - Oct 12, 1974) was a blues singer and guitarist, born in Laurens, South Carolina.

After being raised in Spartanburg (in Upstate South Carolina), he joined Dr. Kerr of the Indian Remedy Company in 1914 to entertain the crowds whilst Kerr tried to sell a concoction purported to have medicinal qualities. In 1916 in Spartanburg, Anderson met Simmie Dooley, from whom he learned to be a blues singer. When Anderson was not travelling with Dr. Kerr, he and Dooley would play to small gatherings in Spartanburg and neighboring communities, recording a couple of tracks for Columbia Records in April 1928...

...Syd Barrett, of English progressive rock band, Pink Floyd, came up with the band's name by juxtaposing the first names of Anderson and fellow Carolina bluesman, Floyd Council.

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Pink Anderson's Timeline

1900
February 12, 1900
Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina, United States
1974
October 12, 1974
Age 74
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Lincoln Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, South Carolina USA