Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996

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Bill Monroe (1911-1984), Anglo-American mandolin player, singer, and songwriter known as the "Father of Bluegrass", from Rosine, Ky.; and his band, the Blue Grass Boys, featuring banjo player Earl Scruggs of Flint Hill, N.C.

From the description of John Edwards memorial collection, 1940s. WorldCat record id: 27189199

Pioneer bluegrass performer. Born September 13, 1911. Died September 9, 1996. Full name: William Smith Monroe. Career active 1920s-1990s. Known as the Father of Bluegrass. Recognized as a leading force in establishing bluegrass as a country music style. During 1920s-1930s performed with his brother, Charlie Monroe, as the Monroe Brothers. Late 1930 began career with his new band, the Blue Grass Boys. Recorded for RCA, Columbia, and Decca/MCA. Member, International Bluegrass Hall of Honor. Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame.

From the description of Oral history interview with Bill Monroe [sound recording] ; 1993 December 9; interview conducted by John W. Rumble and Chris Skinker. 1993 Dec. 9. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841060

From the description of Oral history interview with Bill Monroe; 1994 January 6; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. 1994 Jan. 6. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841061

From the description of Oral history interview with Bill Monroe; 1993 November 11; interview conducted by John W. Rumble and Chris Skinker. 1993 Nov. 11. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841058

From the description of Oral history interview with Bill Monroe; 1993 November 18 interview conducted by John W. Rumble and Chris Skinker. 1993 Nov. 18. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841059

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Alice Gerrard Collection, 1954-2000 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn Spielman, Earl V., 1942-;. Oral history interview with Earl Spielman; 1993 December 13; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection song folios, circa 1882-1983. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996,. Oral history interview with Bill Monroe [sound recording] ; 1993 December 9; interview conducted by John W. Rumble and Chris Skinker. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn George Washington University Lisner Auditorium. Lisner Auditorium records 1946-2005 George Washington University
creatorOf Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996. John Edwards memorial collection, 1940s. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Thompson, Glenn, 1921-. Glenn Thompson collection, 1944-2002. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn John Edwards memorial collection, 1948-1968. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Johnson, Becky. Becky Johnson collection, 1970-2003. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Folkstreams.net. Folkstreams.net collection, 1963-2010. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Skaggs, Ricky;. Oral history interview with Ricky Skaggs [sound recording] ; 1994 January 14; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Stuart, Marty;. Oral history interview with Marty Stuart; 1993 November 30; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
creatorOf Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996,. Oral history interview with Bill Monroe; 1994 January 6; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
creatorOf Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996,. Oral history interview with Bill Monroe; 1993 November 18 interview conducted by John W. Rumble and Chris Skinker. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
creatorOf Hammond, John, musician. [New England Folk Music Archives : early recordings from the Boston/Cambridge folk music scene, 1959-1966?]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996,. Oral history interview with Bill Monroe; 1993 November 11; interview conducted by John W. Rumble and Chris Skinker. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Spicher, Buddy;. Oral history interview with Buddy Spicher; 1994 March 22; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection artist name files, 1940-2005 (artists L-P). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Ambassador Auditorium Collection, 1974-1995 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection fan club newsletters, 1952-1998. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Martin, Jimmy;. Oral history interview with Jimmy Martin; 1993 December 16; interview conducted by John Rumble and Chris Skinker. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Hicks, Bobby;. Oral history interview with Bobby Hicks [sound recording] ; 1994 March 25; interview conducted by John W. Rumble. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Bernhardt, Jack. Jack Bernhardt papers, 1943-1993. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection posters, 1847-2008. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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associatedWith Bernhardt, Jack. person
associatedWith Blue Grass Boys. corporateBody
associatedWith Folkstreams.net. corporateBody
associatedWith George Washington University Lisner Auditorium corporateBody
associatedWith Gerrard, Alice, 1934- person
associatedWith Grand Ole Opry. corporateBody
associatedWith Hicks, Bobby; person
associatedWith Johnson, Becky. person
associatedWith Martin, Jimmy; person
associatedWith Rumble, John W.; person
associatedWith Scruggs, Earl. person
associatedWith Skaggs, Ricky; person
associatedWith Skinker, Chris; person
associatedWith Spicher, Buddy; person
associatedWith Spielman, Earl V., 1942-; person
associatedWith Stuart, Marty; person
associatedWith Thompson, Glenn, 1921- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Tennessee
United States
United States
Subject
Mandolin music
Radio programs
Sacred songs
Songs, English
Banjo music
Bluegrass music
Bluegrass music
Bluegrass musicians
Bluegrass musicians
Country music
Gospel music
Guitar music
Occupation
Performer
Activity

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Birth 1911-09-13

Death 1996-09-09

Americans

English

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