Earl Scruggs: A Legend Passes On

This guy is/was a legend. Country/blugerass just lost an Elvis.

Banjo innovator and bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, died on Wednesday at a Nashville hospital at age 88.

He had been in failing health for some time, according to his son, Gary Scruggs, who played bass guitar with his father. Talking about his father’s death, he said with a cracking voice: “He‘s 88 and it’s a slow process.”

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  1. Catholic Glasses
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 12:49:14

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  2. ProudMilitaryMom
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 17:24:12

    Ah those were the days- when I was young I had friends who played bluegrass- I could sing some mean harmony back then, We went every year to a Bluegrass festival in the Berkshires. And one year- well there they were- just jamming in a campsite with all us reg’lar folks.
    RIP Mr Scruggs- I hope you and Lester Flatt are hosting a fine jam session tonight up there!


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