John Starling

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John Starling
Birth nameJohn Lewis Starling
Born(1940-03-26)March 26, 1940
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.
DiedMay 2, 2019(2019-05-02) (aged 79)
Fredericksburg, Virginia, U.S.
GenresBluegrass
OccupationsOtolaryngologist, Bluegrass musician
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1971–2007
LabelsSugar Hill
Associated actsThe Seldom Scene

John Starling (March 26, 1940 – May 2, 2019) was an American Bluegrass musician and composer. He was a founding member of the bluegrass group The Seldom Scene. He also had a medical profession as an otolaryngologist. Starling was born in Durham, North Carolina. He retired in 2007. In 1992, he won a Grammy Award.[1]

On February 12, 2019, Starling was reported to be "seriously ill" and living in hospice care.[2] He died of congestive heart failure on May 2, 2019 at his home in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was 79.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Vinopal, David. "John Starling Awards Allmusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  2. "John Starling enters Hospice Care". Blue Grass Today. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  3. McArdle, Terence (May 4, 2019). "Grammy-winning co-founder of 'new grass' bluegrass group the Seldom Scene". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved May 4, 2019.