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  • Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band

    Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band
    Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious conglomerations of gospel, country, blues, folk and rock music.
  • Earl Scruggs dies at 88; banjo legend was half of Flatt & Scruggs

    Earl Scruggs dies at 88; banjo legend was half of Flatt & Scruggs
    Bill Monroe, the man widely acknowledged as the father of bluegrass music, was in search of a new banjo player for his famed Blue Grass Boys when a young musician turned up backstage at Nashville's celebrated Ryman Auditorium during a 1945 Grand Ole...

    PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss

    PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss
    Bill Monroe Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press' Bill Monroe, 90, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home. Monroe was the NBC show's fourth...

    Earl Scruggs, bluegrass legend, dies at age 88

     
    Earl Scruggs: Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs has died at 88.

    Earl Scruggs laid a foundation for others to build on, Marty Stuart says

     
    Earl Scruggs created a foundation for progressive musicians to build on. Bela Fleck is an example of one who took the banjo to new heights because of what Earl Scruggs created before him.