I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #188

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.

  • April 6, 1972 Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys performed at the three day University Of Oklahoma Folk Festival, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Bill Monroe – East Tennessee Blues

Richard Greene – 1st fiddle break; Tex Logan – 2nd fiddle break; Richard Greene and Tex Logan – 3rd fiddle break [twin fiddles]; Lamar Grier – banjo; Pete Rowan – guitar; James Monroe – bass.

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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.

  • Rod Durst

    I had to laugh when Pete suggested a banjo/fiddle tune next.You could tell he got worn out playing rhythm on this tune,and needed to rest a spell. ;^).