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About this video:
Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys perform "Uncle Pen" (1965)
About the artist:
Monroe was born into a musical family.
His father had been known around their hometown of Rosine, KY, as a
step-dancer, while his mother played a variety of instruments and sang. His uncle,
Pendelton Vanderver, was a locally renowned fiddler.
Both of his older brothers, Harry and Birch, played fiddle, while his brother Charlie
and sister Bertha played guitar.
Bill himself became involved with music as a child, learning the mandolin at the
age of ten. Following the death of his parents while he was a pre-adolescent,
Monroe went to live with his Uncle Pen.
Soon, he was playing in his uncle's band at local dances, playing guitar instead of