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.
- July 16, 1976 Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys made an appearance at The First Annual Land Of Lincoln Bluegrass Festival, Randolph’s Ranch, Viola, Illinois.
Here’s video of Monroe performing one of his instrumentals, Kentucky Mandolin, with Kenny Baker and Butch Robins assisting.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-clDT-oxsI