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Bill Monroe (I) (1911–1996)

Born in Rosine Kentucky, he was the youngest of eight children. Orphaned at age 11 he was raised by his uncle, fiddler Pendleton Vandiver. Learning the fiddle from his mother and taught further by his uncle, at an early age he began playing dances with uncle and brothers. Besides his uncle (whom he immortalized in the song "Unlce Pen") his musical... See full bio »

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Known For

Men of Honor Soundtrack
(2000)
The Money Pit Soundtrack
(1986)
The Cat in the Hat Soundtrack
(2003)

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 1964 Hootenanny (TV Series)
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CD: "Bill Monroe: RCA Country Legends" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys

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Della Streeter  (his death) | See more »
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Trivia:

Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 419-420. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. See more »

Nickname:

The Father of Bluegrass

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