Truly is a sad day.
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Thanks for letting us know about this. FWIW, you beat a CBS News "breaking news" report on local radio here by about four minutes.
He was a great and innovative musician. But, maybe more important, he was a man of great principle who stood by his beliefs even when to do so acted to his detriment.
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Just saw it as well. A sad day indeed. RIP Earl.
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I have no details, but saw on the Fretboard Journal's facebook feed that Earl Scruggs has passed away. We have lost a bluegrass pioneer. Pray for his family during this difficult time.
Just reading this online now:
Nice early obit from the Times. Hopefully they get an extended piece out later. (They must have a lot of these written at least partially in advance.) Didn't realize that Earl was up to 88. That is a nice long life. He lived it well.
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I loved the way he always looked so pleasant. Seems like he was a happy fellow. Sad that he's gone.
RIP Mr. Scruggs. You were a good one.
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Sad to see these originals passing away.
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Bluegrass and the world lost a music giant.
How old is Ralph Stanley now? 84?
Sad news...Just like Bill Monroe..you just don't expect that day to come.
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Without Earl I wonder if we would have bluegrass as we know it today....He was the best...Others just copied him....
The best of the best who never got above his raisin'. R.I.P.
The man's contribution and influence literally cannot be overstated. He achieved the rarest of things - greatness.
Just got word of this
RIP Earl, you added much to many, many lives and will continue
Very sad news--but definitely a life well lived.
Rest in peace Earl,,you will be missed now and throughout time for those who discover your music be it a year from now or hundred years from now...All you pioniers will live forever through your music!
I saw Earl perform live at Monroe's 100th BD party in Sept. and I knew the end was near. Still you don't expect to it to happen and now it has. For certain a great infuence in my life from an early age up until now. It was the sound of that banjo on the premire of the Beverly Hillbillies that hooked me and my brother pretty hard on Sept. 26, 1962. I've had a better life because of "Earl Scruggs".
Aww, man! He was the only reason i watched the Beverly Hillbillies, just to catch that drivin' banjo. Besides helping to create the music he helped broaden its appeal and audience. Thanks Earl!
It's hard to think of many other musicians who have had such an impact on both their chosen instrument as well as the genre of music they choose to perform than Earl Scruggs. What a musical giant and one that will be greatly appreciated for the rest of time.
RIP Mr. Banjo.
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I've merged the two Earl Scruggs threads together. RIP Earl. Nobody played the way you did until you did.