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Saturday Song: Banjo Great Doug Dillard (“The Andy Griffith Show”)

May 19, 2012

The bluegrass, folk and country rock worlds are in mourning this week with the death of banjo player Doug Dillard at the age of 75.

Along with his brother Rodney, the Dillards would become one of the dominant acts during the acoustic music boom of the 1960s, also gaining prominence and widespread exposure as occasional guest stars on “The Andy Griffith Show” as the mountain family ‘The Darlings.’ He also left his mark on the country rock genre as half of Dillard & Clark, which he formed in 1968 with ex-Byrds frontman Gene Clark.

There would be no way not to include this old standard–and classic–to this Saturday mix.

  1. May 19, 2012 2:02 PM

    You are welcome!

  2. May 19, 2012 1:59 PM

    Thanks for bringing up so many great country and blue grass greats. Love this stuff.

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