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Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs dies at 88 (with video)

Published 03/29/2012, Associated Press

It is impossible to overstate the importance of Earl Scruggs to American music. A pioneering banjo player who helped create modern country music, his sound is instantly recognizable and as intrinsically wrapped in the tapestry of the genre as Johnny Cash's baritone or Hank Williams' heartbreak.

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