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Earl Scruggs dies at 88


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Now it's time to say goodbye to Earl and all his kin. :(

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass legend and banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs, who helped profoundly change country music with Bill Monroe in the 1940s and later with guitarist Lester Flatt, has died. He was 88.

 

Scruggs' son Gary said his father died of natural causes Wednesday morning at a Nashville, Tenn., hospital.

 

Earl Scruggs was an innovator who pioneered the modern banjo sound. His use of three fingers rather than the clawhammer style elevated the banjo from a part of the rhythm section — or a comedian's prop — to a lead instrument.

 

More here: http://news.yahoo.com/bluegrass-legend-earl-scruggs-dies-age-88-235658884.html

 

 

And, of course, with his lovely fictional partner-in-law Joi Lansing and the rest of the Hillbillies gang:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZsMQK2Z-So

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Now it's time to say goodbye to Earl and all his kin. :(

 

 

 

More here: http://news.yahoo.com/bluegrass-legend-earl-scruggs-dies-age-88-235658884.html

 

 

And, of course, with his lovely fictional partner-in-law Joi Lansing and the rest of the Hillbillies gang:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZsMQK2Z-So

Yeah, just saw this myself five minutes ago, i loved his music, and his contribution to the Beverly Hillbillies was excellent. A master at his craft for sure.

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