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This Week in Banjo History

9/27/1903 - The speeding "Old 97" mail train goes off the rails at the Stillhouse Trestle near Danville, VA, killing all who stayed on board and inspiring the famous tune "Wreck of the Old 97" (written by people who witnessed the accident). Read more....

9/29/1975 - Earl Scruggs suffers head injuries, facial cuts, a broken nose and broken ankle when the plane he is piloting crashes while landing in East Nashville.

9/26/1991 - Earl Scruggs in an inaugural inductee into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor along with Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt. Read more....

9/29/2008 - 89-year-old singer-activist Pete Seeger, once banned from commercial TV, makes a rare national TV appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, singing "Take It From Dr. King". Read more....

9/29/2009 - The Avett Brothers' "I and Love and You" is released, peaking at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 best selling albums, No. 8 in best selling digital albums, No. 7 in rock albums, and No. 1 in folk albums. Read more....

10/1/2013 - Noam Pikelny's album "Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe" is released on Compass Records.

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