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Legendary Banjo Player and ‘Inventor of Bluegrass’ Earl Scruggs Has Died [VIDEO]

Legendary banjo player Earl Scruggs died yesterday morning in Nashville. He was 88.

Most people remember Earl as one half of Flatt & Scruggs. They played the instruments on the theme song to ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’.

The song’s official title is ‘The Ballad of Jed Clampett’ and the vocals were done by singer Jerry Scoggins.

Lester Flatt passed away in 1979.

(CMT.com)

You can listen to original ‘Ballad of Jed Clampett’ here:

Here’s something else you need to see. Steve Martin and Earl Scruggs on ‘Letterman’ doing ‘Foggy Mountain Breakdown’!

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