This Day In Mandolin History
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Today on this day in mandolin history, October 7 ...
1924 - Lloyd Loar signed labels destined for Gibson Master Model instruments.
1940 - Bill Monroe recorded in Atlanta with the group he calls for the first time "Blue Grass Boys."
1978 - David Grisman's first recording session with violin legend Stephane Grappelli.
1987 - "Five Caprices for Mandolin Solo" released by Rounder on cassette by Evan Marshall.
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