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R.I.P. Earl Scruggs, Banjo Legend, 88

Billboard has reported that banjo legend Earl Scruggs has died in a Nashville hospital. 

Scruggs has been credited with popularizing the three-finger banjo picking style, which in some respects helped create the sound of modern bluegrass. Scruggs was a member of  seminal bluegrass band the Foggy Mountain Boys from 1948 to 1969, before starting his Earl Scruggs Revue with his two sons. Scruggs had a comeback in the 2000s performing at Bonnaroo and releasing new albums. Scruggs was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1985, and received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2008. He was 88.

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