I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #152

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.

  • March 1, 1967 Peter Rowan played his final date with the Blue Grass Boys.
  • March 1, 1973 LP released – Bill Monroe and James Monroe: Father & Son (MCA 310) *
  • March 1, 1993 Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys play at Johnny Cash / June Carter Cash’s 25th wedding anniversary celebration party.

* Bill Monroe and James Monroe – Father & Son: Other musicians featured include Kenny Baker (fiddle), Joe Stuart (fiddle), Tommy Williams (fiddle), Jack Hicks (banjo), Rual Yarbrough (banjo), Monroe Fields (bass) and Joe Zinkan (bass),

Track listing – I Haven’t Seen Mary In Years, Love Please Come Home, When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall, Tall Pines, Banks Of The Ohio, Mother’s Only Sleeping, Foggy Mountain Top, Walls Of Time, Bonny, Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong and What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul?

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About the Author

Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.