Doug was a Dillard, and Doug was a Darling

Death noted: Banjo picker Doug Dillard, at age 75 in Nashville. Although Dillard wasn’t a North Carolinian — he was born in Salem, Mo. — the one he played on TV played a key part in the bluegrass music revival of the 1960s.

Dillard was a founder of the band bearing his surname — except on “The Andy Griffith Show,” where they became the mute but musical Darlings.

One of the Darlings’ songs mentioned but apparently not played was “Tow Sack Full of Love.”

 

 

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