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TI_USER

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Joined 1/8/2011
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03/28/2012 18:37:46  View TI_USER's Photo Albums  Reply with Quote

I just learned of the passing of Earl Scruggs.  Earl is the last of the original 1946 lineup of the Bluegrass Boys that started it all.  There probably isn't a banjo player alive today that wasn't influenced by Earl.

 

http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2012/03/28/earl-scruggs-country-music-hall-of-famer-dies-at-age-88/

TSSNPlayers Union Member

United States
Joined 1/3/2011
669 Posts

03/28/2012 19:56:06  View TSSN's MP3 Archive  View TSSN's Photo Albums    Reply with Quote

Agreed.  If I were home, I'd pull out the 5-string tonight...

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Ben Venuti

United States
Joined 1/9/2011
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03/28/2012 21:05:48  Reply with Quote

Earl was the man! ---and a gentleman. He was 88 I read. He changed the world,not many people get to do that! He'll be missed. I've always thought of Earl Scruggs as equal to Bill Monroe as the creator of bluegrass music. Without his banjo bluegrass very likely would not have happened!

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Texasbanjo

United States
Joined 12/23/2010
129 Posts

03/29/2012 05:41:15  View Texasbanjo's Blog  Reply with Quote

The Banjo Hangout is in mourning because of Earl's passing.  What a sad day for us all.  Earl will be  missed but his music will let his legend live on.

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TI_USER

United States
Joined 1/8/2011
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03/30/2012 12:30:04  View TI_USER's Photo Albums  Reply with Quote

One of the greatest figures in all of Bluegrass Music passes away and the Mando Hangout has a grand total of 4 responses to it.  Even that is less than I have come to expect from this lame site.  Just when I think there might be some hope for MHO, it just gets worse.  I'm coming real close to giving up on it all together.

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mojohand40

United States
Joined 9/27/2011
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03/30/2012 13:18:56  View mojohand40's MP3 Archive  View mojohand40's Photo Albums    Reply with Quote

The great ones are leaving us. Always reminds me to appreciate those guys that are left and go and see them play while we still can.

 

Thanks for the music, Earl.

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MiG-19

Japan
Joined 12/24/2010
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04/13/2012 05:16:00  View MiG-19's Photo Albums  View MiG-19's Blog  Reply with Quote

Don't give up yet Ti User. RIP Earl.

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