From October 1, 2010 through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information will include births and deaths; recording sessions; single, LP and CD release dates; and other interesting tidbits. Richard F. Thompson is responsible for the research and compilation of this information. We invite readers to share any tidbits, photos or memories you would like us to include.
- February 17, 1936 Recording session – At Southern Radio Corporation Building, 208 South Tyron Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, Bill and Charlie Monroe have the first Monroe Brothers session for RCA Victor, during which they record ten songs: My Long Journey Home, What Is Home Without Love?, What Would You Give In Exchange?, Little Red Shoes, Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy, On Some Foggy Mountain Top, Drifting Too Far From The Shore, In My Dear Old Southern Home, New River Train and This World Is Not My Home. The producer was Eli Oberstein. *
- February 17, 1938 Charles Wilburn ‘Buck’ Trent was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina. **
** ‘Buck’ Trent had an unconfirmed fill-in role, playing banjo with The Blue Grass Boys, in 1958.