Skip to comments.Earl Scruggs (1924-2012)
Posted on 03/28/2012 5:09:15 PM PDT by Dysart
Country and bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs has passed away in a Nashville hospital at the age of 88.
Scruggs was born in Shelby, NC and started playing the banjo at the age of four, an instrument that would fill his days during the depression and after his father died. Originally, he played using two fingers but, by the age of ten, he had evolved to a three-finger style that would eventually revolutionize bluegrass music and become known as "Scruggs Style Picking."
Scruggs started his professional career in 1945 with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys but, in 1948, he left Monroe's group along with the guitar player, Lester Flatt to form a duo that would become one of the landmarks of bluegrass music. Originally calling themselves the Foggy Mountain Boys, they would eventually change their names to simply Flatt & Scruggs.
The duo became popular among both bluegrass and country fans. They scored their first hit in the late-40's with Foggy Mountain Breakdown and eventually had six top ten country records including the 1962 number 1 The Ballad of Jed Clampett.
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Thought you might like to hear this, ‘Creek.
Thanks for the music...RIP
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
RIP to one of the genuine greats.
There are no words. The theme from my youth, and later, not so youth...gone, gone to lay by that giant cement pond.
Play well for Jesus.
I resmble that remark.
Just wondering if any of you get the Adobe request to access your computer when you play a YouTube video? I have to deny the request and can take a couple of clicks to get the pop up to go away and let the video play.
He was the greatest of all time.
RIP Earl Scruggs.
No. You might want to ck your AV or firewall security settings/permissions. Make sure Adobe is updated- it just nagged me a minute ago to update- or, maybe switch browsers. Never experienced that issue.
I am running FireFox and just updated with their latest version same with Adobe. The little pop up wants the user to accept or deny Adobe to access the users computer to store info on it. Scares me every time I see it pop up. I am running AVG’s latest free version.
One of the best video’s I’ve seen:
That hateful Adobe widget seems to have come from the latest update. I tried removing it from Adobe itself but it just comes right back. I am using the AVG firewall, not the free one and it is very annoying to constantly have to cope with removing the widget. I too am trying to figure out how to get rid of it.
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