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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 Sun Records, that of Monroe’s ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky’. Patsy Cline also made a highly regarded version of this song.

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  • headey

    Did you see this little video of him http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnPfGEKbCKo

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • murmler3

    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.

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • uriahdeath

    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.

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • juepucta

    Happy birthday, sir.

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • cadaver11

    He created bluegrass? Thank the Lord for him.

    9 Jul 2011 Reply
  • PThomasAnderson

    Thanks for the photo mosesxan

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • teddyrubmyskin

    you're gonna die........

    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • leekpie

    Fucking YES.

    28 Oct 2009 Reply
  • sophoula

    <3

    18 Aug 2009 Reply
  • MonsieurFloyd

    This rules

    9 May 2009 Reply
  • NOOBSTERpots

    Его старший брат Charlie Monroe на мой взгляд получше будет!!!

    6 May 2009 Reply
  • malkeschmied

    The real thing!!!

    13 Dec 2008 Reply
  • GJG3

    HI

    14 Sep 2008 Reply
  • shootster

    Poison Love Did Bill Monroe Sang These?

    26 Jun 2007 Reply
  • mosesxan

    I was in Kentucky two weeks ago for a wedding. On the interstate, I passed a sign pointing to Bill Monroe's birthplace, so I promptly turned the car around and decided to go see it since I had some time to kill. Unfortunately, it was closed. I took a picture of the sign though: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/250/519341911_80ba707ec3.jpg

    5 Jun 2007 Reply