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 8, 1954 Single released – I Hope You Have Learned / Wishing Waltz (Decca 9 – 19009, 78rpm)
- March 8, 1974 Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys appeared at a three day bluegrass festival that took place at Crossroads Music Park between King’s Mountain and Shelby, North Carolina.
Here’s a video of Bill and the Blue Grass Boys on With Body And Soul.