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Doc Watson, RIP

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On May 29, 2012
The great, wonderful, amazing Doc Watson has passed at the age of 89. Doc’s story is well-known to fans of Appalachian music. Blind from infancy, Doc learned to play a guitar as a child. He made no money at it despite his skill and was selling pencils when Ralph Rinzler came to western North Carolina […]

Chris Ethridge, RIP

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On May 1, 2012
The bass player in the Flying Burrito Brothers has passed. While everyone thinks of the Burrito Brothers as Gram Parsons’ band, Ethridge co-wrote several of their most well-known songs, including “Hot Burrito #1,” “Hot Burrito #2,” and “She.”

Levon Helm

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On April 18, 2012
In my mind, The Band has the greatest two album stretch of any band in rock and roll history. Those first two albums are both perfect, not to mention their work backing Dylan. They combined fine lyricism with a combination of voices and amazing music. The first two of those voices, Richard Manuel and Rick […]

Earl Scruggs, RIP

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On March 28, 2012
This is very sad. Scruggs was one of the last connections to the first days of bluegrass and one of the most innovative, not only in his style of banjo picking but in his willingness to change with the times.

Demjanjuk

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On March 17, 2012

I’m not sure a RIP is exactly in order here, but let it be known that John Demjanjuk, one of the last (possible?) links to Nazism and the Holocaust is no more.

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