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Anderson, Pink, 1900-1974

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Personal name headingAnderson, Pink, 1900-1974
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Variant(s)Anderson, Pinkney, 1900-1974
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19000212
Death date19741012
Place of birthLaurens (S.C.)
Place of deathSouth Carolina
AffiliationFrank "Smiley" Kerr's show
Profession or occupationGuitarists Singers
Found inCarolina medicine show hokum and blues [SR] p1984: label (Pink Anderson, vocals and guitar) program notes inserted (b. 2/12/1900 in Lawrence, SC)
All music guide WWW site, July 5, 2002 (Pink Anderson; b. Feb. 12, 1900, Spartanburg, SC, d. Oct. 12, 1974, Spartanburg) WWW site, July 5, 2002: Social Security death index (Pink Anderson; b. Feb. 12, 1900, d. Nov. 1974)
Santelli, R. Big book of blues, 2001 (Anderson, Pink; b. Pinkney Anderson, Feb. 12, 1900, Laurens, S.C., d. Oct. 12, 1974, Spartanburg, S.C.)
African American National Biography, accessed November 26, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Anderson, Pink; Pinkney Anderson; blues musician / singer, guitarist; born 12 February 1900 in Laurens, South Carolina, United States; learned to play guitar at a very early age; played his guitar between pitches of Frank "Smiley" Kerr's show whose Indian Remedy Company peddled various potions and nostrums; performed with Simeon Dooley, in 1928 Columbia Records, recorded four tracks with the duo; his last years were marked by poor health and near-poverty; in 1965, the rock band Pink Floyd would use a blending of Anderson Pink's name and that of fellow bluesman Floyd Council to form the name of their group; died 12 October 1974 in South Carolina, United States)