Stringbean, 1915-1973

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1915-06-17
Death 1973-11-10

Biographical notes:

Country performer. Born June 17, 1916. Died November 10, 1973. Real name: David Akeman. Comedian and banjo player. Recognized for his clawhammer banjo style. Bill Monroe's first banjo player. Formed a duet with Lew Childre during the mid-1940s. Grand Ole Opry performer and protege of Uncle Dave Macon. Recorded for Starday Records during the early 1960s. Original cast member of the Hee Haw television show.

From the description of Oral history interview with Stringbean; 1972 August 12; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1972 Aug. 12. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 62297603

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Subjects:

  • Country musicians--Interviews
  • Comedians--Interviews
  • Country music--History
  • Banjoists--Interviews

Occupations:

not available for this record

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)