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Earl Scruggs

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Earl Scruggs

American musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a three-finger banjo-picking style that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music add

Category: Music

Born in 1924.

Countries: United States (69%), Georgia (13%), Kansas (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Steve Martin, Bill Monroe, Maybelle Carter

Linked to: Atlanta Braves, The Byrds, Vega Company, Berklee College of Music

 

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Earl Scruggs was born in 1924 add something


1945

Scruggs joined Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in late 1945, and quickly popularized his syncopated, three-finger picking style add something

 

Bill Monroe - A key development occurred in Monroe's music with the addition of North Carolina banjo prodigy Earl Scruggs to the Blue Grass Boys in December 1945


1948

In 1948 Scruggs and guitarist Lester Flatt left Monroe's band and formed the Foggy Mountain Boys, later known simply as Flatt and Scruggs add something


1950

Flatt and Scruggs became members of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1950s add something


1962

On September 24, 1962, singer Jerry Scoggins, Lester Flatt and Scruggs recorded "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" for the TV show "The Beverly Hillbillies", which was released October 12, 1962 add something


 

Flatt and Scruggs won a Grammy award in 1969 for Scruggs' instrumental "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" add something

 

In 1969, they broke up, and he started a new band, the Earl Scruggs Revue, featuring several of his sons add something

 

Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam - On November 15, 1969, Scruggs played his Grammy-winning "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" on an open-air stage in Washington, D.C., at the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam, becoming one of the very few bluegrass or country-western artists to give support to the anti-war movement add something


1972

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Albums include 1972's "Will the Circle be Unbroken", featuring such traditional country artists Mother Maybelle Carter, Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, and Jimmy Martin


1973

In January 1973, a tribute concert was held for Scruggs in Manhattan, Kansas add something


1975

The concert was filmed and turned into the 1975 documentary film "Banjoman" add something


1985

They were inducted together into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1985 add something


 

In 1989, Scruggs was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship add something


1991

He was an inaugural inductee into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor in 1991 add something


 

In 1992, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts add something


2001

Steve Martin - In 2001, he played banjo on Earl Scruggs's remake of "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"


 

In 2002 Scruggs won a second Grammy award for the 2001 recording of "Foggy Mountain Breakdown", which featured artists such as Steve Martin on 2nd banjo solo , Vince Gill and Albert Lee on electric guitar solos, Paul Shaffer on piano, Leon Russell on organ, and Marty Stuart on mandolin add something


2003

On February 13, 2003, Scruggs received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame add something


2004

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


2006

Scruggs' wife and manager, Louise, died on February 2, 2006, aged 78, at Nashville, Tennessee 's Baptist Hospital following a lengthy illness add something

 

On September 13, 2006, Scruggs was honored at Turner Field in Atlanta as part of the pre-game show for an Atlanta Braves home game add something


 

On February 10, 2008, Scruggs was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the 50th Annual Grammy awards add something


2009

Scruggs was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2009 add something


Earl Scruggs died in 2012 add something

 

Scruggs died from natural causes on the morning of March 28, 2012, in a Nashville, Tennessee hospital add something

 

His funeral was held on Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium, former home of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee , Tennessee at 2pm and was open to the public add something


2014

The "'Earl Scruggs Center--"Music & Stories from the American South"' opened January 11, 2014, in the historic court square of Cleveland County, in uptown Shelby, North Carolina add something


2018

Middle son Randy Scruggs, guitarist and music producer, died after a short illness on April 17, 2018 at the age of 64 add something