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.
- August 2, 1892 J B Monroe and Malissa Ann Vandiver were married near Horton, Kentucky. *
- August 2, 1931 Lowell ‘Abie’ Denman was born. **
- August 2, 1954 Single released – Happy On My Way / He Will Set Your Fields on Fire (Decca 9 – 29196)
- August 2, 1991 Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys made a personal appearance at the 1st Annual Bluegrass Festival at Boyd Country Rural Lions Club, Boyd C.O. H.S Football and Band Boosters, Cannonsburg, Kentucky.
After the wedding Malissa joined J B in living close by Jerusalem Ridge, where the Monroes had settled as far back as 1832.
** Lowell Denman filled in on fiddle.