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Bill Monroe (September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996) developed the style of country music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys," named for his home state of Kentucky. Monroe's performing career spanned 60 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He is often referred to as "the father of bluegrass."

In the rock (and roll) community, Bill Monroe may be best known via one of Elvis Presley's earliest recordings at… read more

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  • bom demais
  • Did you see this little video of him http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnPfGEKbCKo
  • Yeah, I totally agree with uriahdeath. I'm a metal-fan who likes c/w a lot and I think that Bill Munroe was absolutely awesome! Be aware of the roots, folks. Greets.
  • The father and long standing king of bluegrass, even if he has been dead since 1996. I got to see him several times when he was alive, always entertaining. Always had a killer band, if you played with Bill, you HAD to be able to play. People like me that like progressive metal, (and some progrock) check out some of the stuff they were playing back in the 40s, and 50s. That was pretty intense back in it's day. Bill was always a master on the mandolin, and surrounded himself with other people that were masters of their respective instruments.
  • Happy birthday, sir.
  • He created bluegrass? Thank the Lord for him.
  • Thanks for the photo mosesxan
  • you're gonna die........
  • Fucking YES.
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