5 Persons involved with bluegrass group “Blue Grass Boys”

Bill Monroe
singer, musician, bluegrass, composer

Real/Birth Name:
William Smith Monroe
Nickname(s):
The Father of Bluegrass Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 4 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Brief Facts:

Primary originator of bluegrass music style. Mandolin musician. Group Blue Grass Boys. Song Blue Moon of Kentucky is now the state song.

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Chubby Wise
musician, bluegrass, composer, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Russell Dees
Also Known As:
Robert Russell Wise
Nickname(s):
Chubby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Adopted, name changed to Wise. Played fiddle with the Bill Monroe group Blue Grass Boys. Famed for song Orange Blossom Special. Co-wrote song Shenandoah Waltz.

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Earl Scruggs
musician, bluegrass

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Eugene Scruggs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Songs Foggy Mountain Breakdown, The Ballad of Jed Clampett with Lester Flatt in duo Flatt & Scruggs. Invented the three-finger roll on the banjo. Joined the group Blue Grass Boys.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry13 February 2003

Jimmy Martin
singer, musician, bluegrass

Real/Birth Name:
James Henry Martin
Nickname(s):
The King of Bluegrass Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Brief Facts:

Major definer of the "high lonesome sound" as a high tenor. Vocals and guitar with the Bill Monroe group Blue Grass Boys. Formed his own group Sunny Mountain Boys. Songs Ocean of Diamonds, Sophronie, Widow Maker, Sunny Side of the Mountain.

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Lester Flatt
musician, bluegrass

Real/Birth Name:
Lester Raymond Flatt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Songs Foggy Mountain Breakdown, The Ballad of Jed Clampett with Earl Scruggs AKA duo Flatt & Scruggs. Member of the Blue Grass Boys in the mid 1940s.

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