Happy Birthday, Bob!

From JazzTimes:

It was rare for the old guard of any musical genre to embrace Dylan’s work in the 1960s. Flatt & Scruggs—the most famous of all bluegrass duos—broke-up their act because of Earl Scruggs’ fascination with Dylan’s songs. This may sound like an over-statement, but if Dylan’s music was not the cause for the split, it certainly embodied the different paths the two wanted to take. On their later albums, guitarist Lester Flatt and banjo master Earl Scruggs recorded enough Bob Dylan songs to fill a 60-minute tape. I know; I compiled one. Earl loved the new directions; Lester couldn’t relate. They parted.