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Family says man who coined Clemson's "The Song that Shakes the Southland" has passed away

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Nicholas Peck. (Source: Family). Nicholas Peck. (Source: Family).
CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A man well-known among Clemson University alumni for instilling school spirit has passed away.

Catharon Peck, daughter of Nicholas Peck, said her father passed away Saturday at the age of 84. She said he would have been 85 on Monday.

Catharon told FOX Carolina Peck was the Tiger Band announcer for 29 years at games, and coined the famous phrase, "The Song that Shakes the Southland," in reference to the song "Tiger Rag."

Catharon said Peck previously owned The Pecknel Music Company. The company has locations in Greenville, Moncks Corner and Columbia.

Catharon said his funeral will be held on Thursday at the Mountain Hill Community Church at 3:00 p.m. 

Clemson University Tiger Band also confirmed Peck's passing on Facebook, sharing the following statement:

The Tiger Band family mourns the loss of Nick Peck, long time announcer for the Band. Mr. Peck coined the phrase “the song that shakes the southland” referring to “Tiger Rag,” which has been a Clemson tradition for some forty years. Nick retired from announcing in 1989. We send our condolences to all his family and friends.

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