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Obit: Earl Scruggs Passes On (1924-2012)

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Subject: Obit: Earl Scrugs Passes On
From: Amos
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 12:43 PM

The New York Times posted an obituary on Earl, who died Wednesday.

Sorrowful passage for a great bano man.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Earl Scrugs Passes On
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 12:48 PM

Gosh, I was just watching some old clips of him on You Tube, about an hour ago.
They'll all be, a pickin' an' a grinnin' up there, now.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Earl Scrugs Passes On
From: Amos
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 12:48 PM

n 1992 Mr. Scruggs was among 13 recipients of a National Medal of Arts, and in 2005 "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" was selected for the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry.

He continued to play into the 21st century. In 2001 he released a CD, "Earl Scruggs and Friends," his first album in a decade and an extension of the Earl Scruggs Revue. In 12 songs, he collaborated with Elton John, Dwight Yoakam, Travis Tritt, Sting, Melissa Etheridge, Vince Gill, John Fogerty, Don Henley, Johnny Cash and the actor Steve Martin, a banjo player.

Mr. Scruggs's wife, Louise, died in 2006; his son Steve died in 1992. In addition to his sons Gary and Randy, survivors include five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

At an 80th birthday party for Mr. Scruggs in 2004, the country singer Porter Wagoner said, "Earl was to the five-string banjo what Babe Ruth was to baseball."

"He is the best there ever was," Mr. Wagoner said, "and the best there ever will be."

(Excerpt from NYT)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Earl Scrugs Passes On
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 12:58 PM

A TRULY Inovative picker ! R I P


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Subject: RE: Obit: Earl Scrugs Passes On
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 01:02 PM

Errr ... I think you'll find that Earl Scruggs died a year ago today ... look at the date of the obituary in the NY Times....
Derek


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Subject: RE: Obit: Earl Scrugs Passes On
From: GUEST,Niggardly Bastard
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 01:52 PM

I was confused. I understood he died awhile back.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Earl Scrugs Passes On
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 03:00 PM

Original obit-thread, one year ago


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Subject: RE: Obit: Earl Scrugs Passes On
From: Amos
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 05:11 PM

My apologies to all--I was confused by a refresh posting of the Times' obit and misread the date.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Earl Scrugs Passes On
From: The Sandman
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 05:14 PM

stll it is easter,it would be wonderful if he came back to life.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Earl Scrugs Passes On
From: Genie
Date: 29 Mar 13 - 05:15 PM

There's an obit thread for Earl Scruggs here in the forum too.


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