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Bill Monroe
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    (September 13, 1911-September 9, 1996)
    Leader of the Blue Grass Boys
    Albums include ‘Knee Deep in Bluegrass (1958),’ ‘I Saw the Light (1959),’ ‘My All Time Country Favorites (1962),’ ‘The High Lonesome Sound of Bill Monroe (1966),’ ‘Bean Blossom (1973),’ ‘Bill Monroe & Friends (1984),’ ‘Southern Flavor (1988)’ and ‘Cryin’ Holy Unto the Lord (1991)’
    Songs include ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky,’ ‘I’m Going Back to Kentucky,’ ‘Kentucky Waltz,’ ‘Footprints in the Snow’ and ‘Scotland’
    Known as ‘the Father of Bluegrass’
    He had an eerily high singing voice.
    He yodeled.
    He always wore a cowboy hat.
    He was a perfectionist and a bully to his musicians.
    He got into a lot of brawls.
    He was a cheapskate and a womanizer who abandoned his family.
    He was paranoid about Communists.
    He was painfully shy, and was cold and aloof onstage.
    He was cross-eyed as a child.
    He was so influential that a whole style of country music became known as ‘bluegrass’ (after his band, the Blue Grass Boys).
    He was a mandolin virtuoso.
    He had terrible eyesight, but learned new music by ear.
    He discovered the great bluegrass duo Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.
    He survived cancer and heart surgery.
    He continued to tour into his eighties.
    He was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor, and received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.
    People worried that he would be angry when Elvis Presley did a rockabilly cover of ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky,’ but he loved it.

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