Jones, Grandpa, 1913-1998

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Dates:
Birth 1913-10-20
Death 1998-02-19
Americans

Biographical notes:

Country performer. Born October 20, 1913. Died February 19, 1998. Real name: Louis Marshall Jones. Performer, banjoist, and comedian. Career active 1930s-1990s. During early career worked with Bradley Kincaid who gave him the "Grandpa" nickname. Recorded for the King, RCA, and Decca record labels. Regular cast member of the popular Hee Haw television show. Grand Ole Opry performer for over fifty years. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame.

From the description of Oral history interview with Grandpa Jones; 1975 March 10; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1975 Mar. 10. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841024

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Subjects:

  • Country musicians--Biography
  • Country musicians--Interviews
  • Country music--History

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  • United States (as recorded)