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Earl Scruggs Dazzled Audiences With Playing Style

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Melissa Block remembers bluegrass banjo player Earl Scruggs, who died Wednesday at the age of 88. The North Carolina native popularized the three-finger playing style, and dazzled audiences with a rolling cascade of notes. He may be best known for the tune "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" and the theme to the 1960's TV show The Beverly Hillbillies, recorded with his long-time guitarist partner, Lester Flatt.
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