October 2013
For Octoberfest, play "Beer Barrel Polka" by Reno and Smiley!

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Chubby Wise born, 1915 (died 1/6/96.)
(Play "Fiddle, Wooden Case and Bow" by Andy Owens)
Earl Scruggs severely injured in an auto wreck near Knoxville, 1955. He suffered a fractured pelvis, dislocated hips and other injuries.
Gary Reid born, 1956

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First Andy Griffith Show aired on CBS, 1960
Eddie Lee Miller (played mandolin with Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike) died in auto accident on the way to IBMA Trade Show, 2001.

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Dick Smith born, 1943
Glenn Laney (Knoxville Grass) died, 2001

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Bill Monroe receives National Medal of the Arts Award, 1995
Jack Lawrence born, 1953

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Art Wooten died, 1986.
Terry Baucom born, 1952
Ray Deaton born, 1952
Johnny Williams born, 1951

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John Hickman born, 1942
Buddy Merriam born, 1952
Uncle Dave Macon born, 1870
Gordon Terry born, 1931
Bill Monroe records "Muleskinner Blues" for Victor, 1940

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Columbus Day
Blake Williams born, 1956
Lynn Morris born, 1948
Russ Barenberg born, 1950

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Curtis McPeak born, 1927
Wanda Barnett born, 1957
John Lennon born, 1940

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Sammy Shelor born, 1962
Kent Dowell born, 1955
Barry Berrier born, 1960
Jim Shumate died, 2013

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Blaine Sprouse born, 1956.
Bill Millsaps born, 1948.
Josh Crowe born, 1957
Lynn Cox born, 1960
Leigh Gibson born, 1971
Benny Williams died, 2007

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Flatt and Scruggs inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, 1985.

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David Holt born, 1946
Bill Monroe records "Uncle Pen" on Decca, 1950

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Don Reno died, 1984
Stoney Cooper born, 1918 (died 3/22/77)
First IBMA meeting, 1985

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Derek Bell (the Chieftains) died, 2002
Leroy Eyler born, 1930 (died 6/22/95)
Beecher R "Pete" Kirby (Bashful Brother Oswald) died, 2002
Clarence "Tater" Tate died, 2007

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Bill Monroe wed Caroline Brown, 1935.
Tony Furtado born, 1967

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Don Parmley born, 1933
Vic Jordan born, 1938
Ebo Walker born, 1941
Grant Turner, Grand Ole Opry announcer, died, 1992

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Grandpa Jones born, 1913 (died 2/19/98)
Flatt & Scruggs record "Salty Dog Blues" and "Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms", 1950

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Jim Shumate born, 1921 (died 10/10/13)

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Clay Jones born, 1967
Mother Maybelle Carter died, 1978 (play "Tears in Holsten River" from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Circle III" album.)

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Merle Watson (son of Doc Watson) killed in tractor accident, 1985
Eric Gibson born, 1970
Mark Holt born, 1963

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Larry Stephenson born, 1956
Kirk McGee died, 1983
Flatt & Scruggs record "Earl's Breakdown", 1951
Bob Amos born, 1957
Jimmy Campbell died, 2003

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Mom and Pop Lewis wed, 1925


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Snuffy Jenkins born, 1908
Jimmy Skinner died, 1979
Mike Hartgrove born, 1955
Joe Mullins born, 1965
Fred Pike born, 1932 (died 3/5/97)

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Bill Bolick (Blue Sky Boys) born, 1917 (died 3/14/2008)
Bill Monroe joins Grand Ole Opry, 1939
Final Columbia recordings by the original bluegrass band, Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys (with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs), 1947
First Mercury Recordings by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, 1948

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Sonny Osborne born, 1937
Martha Adcock born, 1949
Albert Brumley born, 1905

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Jimmy Martin records "Train 45", 1961

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Halloween
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