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 18, 1927 South Salyers was born. *
- February 18, 2003 CD released – Bill Monroe – Gotta Travel On: An Introduction (MCA MCLD 19403) **
- February 18, 2003 Mitchell Land died due to heart problems and other complications in Dixon, Missouri, aged 66.
* South Salyers joined the Blue Grass Boys, playing guitar and singing the lead part for a brief time in June 1951.
Track listing – My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darlin’ (Feat. Ricky Skaggs), Gotta Travel On, Scotland, Cryin’ Holy Unto the Lord, I’m Blue I’m Lonesome (Single Version), I’m on My Way to the Old Home, Uncle Pen, Raw Hide, On and On, White House Blues, Wheel Hoss, Roanoke, Blue Moon of Kentucky (Live), A Good Woman’s Love, Big Mon, Lonesome Road Blues, I’m Going Back to Old Kentucky, Big Sandy River, Kentucky Mandolin, With Body & Soul, Kentucky Waltz, Southern Flavor, Fiddler Roll Call / Down Yonder (Live) and I’m Working On A Building.