I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #321

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 17, 1917 Henry John ‘Jack’ Paget was born. *
  • August 17, 1928 Enos Johnson was born in Cocke County, Tennessee.  **
  • August 17, 1955 Joe Stuart filled-in playing mandolin substituting for Bill Monroe who had a broken collar bone.

* Jack Paget toured with Bill Monroe, as part of his entertainment entourage from the beginning of July 1957 through to the middle of October that year.

** Enos Johnson played guitar for Bill Monroe for an unknown period during 1957.

He was not involved in any recording sessions.

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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.