Ralph Stanley

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Ralph Stanley
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Ralph Stanley performs April 20, 2008
The Granada Theater Dallas, Texas
Background information
Birth nameRalph Edmund Stanley
Also known as"Dr. Ralph Stanley"
Born(1927-02-25)February 25, 1927
McClure, Virginia, United States
OriginBig Spraddle Creek, Virginia, United States
DiedJune 23, 2016(2016-06-23) (aged 89)
Coeburn, Virginia, United States
GenresBluegrass, old-time music
OccupationsBluegrass musician
InstrumentsBanjo
Years active1946–2015
LabelsColumbia, Rebel
Associated actsClinch Mountain Boys, Stanley Brothers

Ralph Edmund Stanley (February 25, 1927 – June 23, 2016), also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley, was an American bluegrass artist. He was known for his unique singing and banjo playing.[1]

On June 23, 2016, Stanley died of skin cancer in Coeburn, Virginia, aged 89.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Trischka, Tony, "Ralph Stanley", Banjo Song Book, Oak Publications, 1977
  2. "Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dies at the age of 89". Wdbj7.com. June 22, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016.

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