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.
- June 5, 1948 A recording of New Mule Skinner Blues, as performed on the Grand Ole Opry, was made. *
- June 5, 1965 Gene Lowinger [fiddle] joined the Blue Grass Boys. **
* It was used as the opening track on the CD Live At The Grand Ole Opry [MCAD 42286], which was released on March 10, 1998.
** Gene Lowinger was the first Northerner to play the fiddle for Bill Monroe, and only the third on any instrument, after Bill Keith and Peter Rowan.