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Article on Earl Scruggs in British paper The Independent

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Jan 11, 2019 - 12:43:56 PM
468 posts since 6/4/2015

Brief alert, for Friday 11. January 2019: going through British papers, online, I just noticed that an article commemorating Ear Scruggs has just appeared in the Independent.

Normally I'm in BHO's jazx forum, but I figure that you guys and gals over here will be interested.

Sorry I'm unable to provide a link. I only have a smartphone to go online with.

Veerstryngh Thynner

Jan 11, 2019 - 12:50:10 PM

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Jan 11, 2019 - 12:59:26 PM
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Jan 11, 2019 - 1:56:24 PM
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The first still in the video is of Jerry Reed, the equivalent of us yanks putting a picture of a young Mick Jagger up for Rod Stewart LOL

Jan 11, 2019 - 2:01:14 PM

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And, yes, Jerry Reed was an accomplished banjo player, but in the photo he's playing an electric guitar LOL

Jan 11, 2019 - 2:09:31 PM
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And the background music is a tenor banjo playing something other than bluegrass. Not that ES always played bluegrass (remember Chariots of Fire, etc.)

Jan 11, 2019 - 2:12:34 PM

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Still glad to see the article and the Google thing, thanks for posting Thynner

Jan 12, 2019 - 11:21:11 AM

468 posts since 6/4/2015

My pleasure. But please address me with 'Veerstryngh'.  :-)

Thanks.

Veerstryngh Thynner

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:39:33 PM

1587 posts since 4/5/2006

Articles like that were common place on this side of the pond, especially if you subscribed to Bluegrass Unlimited or Banjo News Letter. The Earl Scruggs instruction book has little more biographical info on Earl. The book Earl Scruggs, Banjo Icon, has a lot. There are a lot of stories floating around about Earl. (the Don Reno trade, Earl taking a rasp to the neck on one of those banjos)

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