Scruggs, EarlAlternative names
Influential banjo player and bluegrass pioneer. Born January 6, 1924. Full name: Earl Eugene Scruggs. Important musical innovator, his thumb-and-two-finger banjo picking style became an essential building block of bluegrass. Member, Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, 1945-1948. Performed as Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, 1948-1969. In 1969 he formed the Earl Scruggs Revue with his sons. Member, International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame.
From the description of Oral history interview with Earl Scruggs; 1973 December 29; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1973 Dec. 29. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 62297607
- Bluegrass musicians--Interviews
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