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Bluegrass Legend Bill Monroe, 85, Dies

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Bluegrass Legend Bill Monroe, 85, Dies

Bluegrass Legend Bill Monroe, 85, Dies

Bluegrass Legend Bill Monroe, 85, Dies

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music, died today at the age of 85. He developed a style of country music that featured the mandolin, guitar and banjo, which had a profound effect on country music and generations of country singers. NPR's Linda Wertheimer has a remembrance.