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For Octoberfest, play “Beer Barrel Polka” by Reno and Smiley or Jim and Jesse, or “Polka on the Banjo” by Flatt & Scruggs (or other artists)!

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Chubby Wise born, 1915 (died 1/6/1996.)
(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
Tammy Sullivan born, 1964 (died 4/20/2017)

3

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.

4

Dick Smith born, 1943
Chris Hart born, 1971

Glenn Laney died, 2001

5

Bill Monroe receives National Medal of the Arts Award, 1995
Jack Lawrence born, 1953
Johnny Vincent died, 2014
Tommy Magness died, 1972
Aubrey Holt died, 2017

6

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

7

John Hickman born, 1942
Buddy Merriam born, 1952
Uncle Dave Macon born, 1870 (died 3/22/1952)
Gordon Terry born, 1931 (died 4/9/2006)
Bill Monroe records “Muleskinner Blues” for Victor, 1940

8

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

9

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

10

Columbus Day
Sammy Shelor born, 1962

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

11

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

14

Flatt and Scruggs inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, 1985.
Jason Barie born, 1979

15

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

16

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

17

Derek Bell of 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

18

Bill Monroe wed Caroline Brown, 1935.
Tony Furtado born, 1967
Johnny Vincent born, 1940 (died 10/5/2014)
Paul Craft died, 2014

19

Don Parmley born, 1933 (died 7/30/2016)
Vic Jordan born, 1938 (8/26/2016)
Ebo Walker born, 1941
Grant Turner (longtime Grand Ole Opry announcer) died, 1992
Bill Duncan died, 2013

20

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

21

Jim Shumate born, 1921 (died 10/10/2013)
Tommy Magness born, 1916 (died 10/5/1972)

22

Clay Jones born, 1967

23

Eric Gibson born, 1970
Mark Holt born, 1963
Dwight Yoakam born, 1956
Merle Watson died, 1985
Bill Keith died, 2015
Mother Maybelle Carter died, 1978
(Play “Tears in Holsten River” from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Circle III” album.)

24

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

25

Mom and Pop Lewis wed, 1925

27

Snuffy Jenkins born, 1908
Flatt and Scruggs last recordings with Bill Monroe, 1947
Jimmy Skinner died, 1979
Mike Hartgrove born, 1955
Joe Mullins born, 1965
Robert Dowdy born, 1956

Fred Pike born, 1932 (died 3/5/97)

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Bill Bolick born, 1917 (died 3/14/2008)
Bill Monroe joins Grand Ole Opry, 1939
Final Columbia recordings by the original bluegrass band (Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Chubby Wise and Cedric Rainwater) were made on this date, 1947
First Mercury Recordings by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys were made on this date, 1948

29

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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