Bill has his arm around daughter Melissa; Bessie Lee is the blonde bass player. Although she and Monroe never married, he did have a child with her -- later the subject of a paternity suit.
Too bad we can't get one of Bessie Lee and Melissa "duking it out" outside the Opry in 1954-55...
Del looks a bit younger, doesn't he?
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