Bill Monroe

1911 - 1996

Bill Monroe

William Smith Monroe (; September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996) was an American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter, who created the bluegrass music genre. Because of this, he is often called the "Father of Bluegrass".The genre takes its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys, who named their group for the bluegrass of Monroe's home state of Kentucky. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Monroe has received more than 794,582 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,142nd most popular musician.

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  • 790k

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  • 45.08

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Bill Monroe ranks 1,145 out of 2,258Before him are Ralph Siegel, Scott Travis, Terje Rypdal, Edgar Winter, Bob Rock, and Ziggy Marley. After him are Brigitte Engerer, Hélène Grimaud, Sven Väth, Frank Thomas, John McVie, and Gene Clark.

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Among people born in 1911, Bill Monroe ranks 193Before him are Gardner Fox, Gypsy Rose Lee, Paul Pietsch, Constantin Stanciu, Leonard Warren, and Romeu Pellicciari. After him are Eduardo González Valiño, Nils Eriksen, Kick Smit, José Muguerza, Maurice Goldhaber, and Sidney Wood. Among people deceased in 1996, Bill Monroe ranks 174Before him are Tiny Tim, Marin Sorescu, Julio César Méndez Montenegro, Walter M. Miller Jr., Bernhard Klodt, and Eva Cassidy. After him are Hrant Shahinyan, José Lázaro Robles, N. T. Rama Rao, Don McNeill, Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad, and Emilio Zapico.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Monroe ranks 5,499 out of 12,171Before him are Maria Tallchief (1925), Ralph Nelson (1916), Catherine Hardwicke (1955), Tina Fey (1970), Franchot Tone (1905), and Eddie Cantor (1892). After him are Matthew Lillard (1970), Lane Smith (1936), James Buchanan Duke (1856), Adam Driver (1983), Roscoe Tanner (1951), and Joe Arpaio (1932).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bill Monroe ranks 448Before him are Mick Thomson (1973), Herbie Mann (1930), Lee Ritenour (1952), Vinnie Paul (1964), Scott Travis (1961), and Edgar Winter (1946). After him are Frank Thomas (1912), Gene Clark (1944), Memphis Slim (1915), Frankie Knuckles (1955), Billy Corgan (1967), and Joey Kramer (1950).