BILL MONROE Biography - Musicians


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  Name: Bill Monroe                                                                 
  Birth name: William Smith Monroe                                                   
  Born: 13 September 1911 Rosine, Kentucky, USA                                     
  Died: 9 September 1996                                                             
  Genre: Bluegrass                                                                   
  Occupation: Bluegrass artist                                                       
  Instrument: Mandolin                                                               
  William Smith Monroe (September 13, 1911 - September 9, 1996) was an American     
  musician who developed the style of music known as bluegrass, which takes its     
  name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys," named for Monroe's home state of       
  Kentucky. Monroe's performing career spanned 60 years as a singer,                 
  instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He is often referred to as "the father   
  of bluegrass."