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Additional Bowden Comments
Wonderful to see some names of new players. The correct answer is 8. Meaning 1, 3 and 4 were influences on young Bill Monroe.
2. Bill’s father Buck was not musical
5. Bill had an older brother named “Speed” but he was not musical
6. I threw this in for my own amusement. When I lived in Tolland CT I knew an elderly fan of our music named Bill Ward. He introduced himself as “being from the same town as Bill Monroe” — namely, Horton KY which adjoins Rosine village. The Monroe homeplace was actually in Horton, not Rosine village. Bill is about 90 now but he never knew Bill personally. But he did know some Monroes and their neighbors and relatives. Bill was never a schoolteacher (he was an undertaker’s assistant) so he had no influence on Bill Monroe.
I hope this was an enjoyable Trivia Question. I hope to keep seeing new participants.