Google featured the late NC banjo master Earl Scruggs as a Google Doodle in January, around the time Scruggs would have turned 95. He becoming part of the seminal band in what came to be called bluegrass music.
He’s been dead six years now, but North Carolina-born banjo master Earl Scruggs found a new audience of millions on Friday.
Google featured Scruggs as a Google Doodle, the images that regularly mark special occasions on the search engine site. Scruggs would have turned 95 last Sunday, and Friday is the fifth anniversary of the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby.
The Doodle depicts Scruggs in a red jacket and white hat holding a banjo, with an animated inset that shows the three-finger picking style that Scruggs made famous.

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