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Bluegrass Legend Earl Scruggs Dead at 88

Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs, the banjo-playing musician who recorded  The Beverly Hillbillies' theme song," has died. He was 88.Scruggs died Wednesday of natural causes at a Nashville hospital, his son, Gary Scruggs, told CNN.Besides playing "… Read more

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