Bill Monroe

Real Name:William Smith Monroe

Bill Monroe (born September 13, 1911, Rosine, Kentucky, USA - died September 9, 1996, Springfield, Tennessee, USA) was an American mandolinist who pioneered bluegrass music (which takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys") and often referred to as "the father of bluegrass." Monroe's performing career spanned 60 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as an "early influence"). , , , Wikipedia ,
Aliases:Albert Price, James B. Smith, Joe Ahr, Rupert Jones (2), Wilbur Jones
In Groups:Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, Bill Monroe And His Blue Grass Quartet, Monroe Brothers
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