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Mandolin Mick
Feb-20-2011, 8:46am
This is my favorite Bill Monroe photo. Just him & his buddy leaning on an old tree. He's also wearing a Charlie 1 Horse hat (my personal favorite hats)!

I thought some would like to share their favorite(s) and why! :)

Skip Kelley
Feb-20-2011, 8:49am
Mick, That is a cool picture! I have never seen that one before! Thanks!

Mandolin Mick
Feb-20-2011, 8:50am
It's the wallpaper on my computer ... :mandosmiley:

swampstomper
Feb-21-2011, 1:29am
Wow, really nice... looks like he's got some inspiration for yet another tune! Can you give us details of where and when?

Mandolin Mick
Feb-21-2011, 2:54am
Most of the pictures I post are mine, but I don't know where or when this was. I've looked at what he's wearing and it doesn't match similar pictures at that time in his life. I'm partial to everything in that picture from the setting to the hat to his longer hair, etc. Oh yeah ... that ukulele he's holding too ... ;)

Chris Biorkman
Feb-21-2011, 3:30am
Is that a mullet?

Mandolin Mick
Feb-21-2011, 4:05am
You know ... it doesn't really look like a mullet on Mr. Bill ... ;)

evanreilly
Feb-21-2011, 10:24am
Let's start at the beginning.....

Spruce
Feb-21-2011, 11:33am
I really like these photographs (http://www.cookephoto.com/bluegrassbill.html) by John Byrne Cooke...
A very different look at the man....

Pete Martin
Feb-21-2011, 11:59am
My fav

billkilpatrick
Feb-21-2011, 12:32pm
i agree - leaning against the tree is the one i'd choose - it's a more than a portrait.

are there any photos of him smiling?

Mandolin Mick
Feb-21-2011, 4:16pm
He's smiling here ... :)

Scotti Adams
Feb-21-2011, 4:24pm
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Mike Bunting
Feb-21-2011, 4:45pm
This was in Montreal

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This was in Edmonton, '94 if I recollect

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billkilpatrick
Feb-21-2011, 4:57pm
that's good - two smileys in a row - i was beginning to wonder

Matteo
Feb-23-2011, 12:02pm
A rather hard choiche...but this has gotta be one of my fav Big Mon pictures.

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/848/59303145.th.jpg (http://img510.imageshack.us/i/59303145.jpg/)

Let's see who's the first to spot the venue this was taken at.
Matt.

Mmm...link doesn't work anylonger...I'll try to fix it.

Jeroen
Feb-23-2011, 12:15pm
Anyone have the mandolin case with Monroe´s hands?

A friend once ripped the double page pic from a library book, because he thought I'd like it. I did, ... in a way.

Mandolin Mick
Feb-23-2011, 1:22pm
That's the Stanleys ... their festival in Virginia? :confused:

Mandolin Mick
Feb-23-2011, 4:10pm
Fincastle, specifically ... ;)

Matteo
Feb-25-2011, 6:07am
Fincastle, specifically ... ;)

That's it! Fincastle 1965, the first-ever bluegrass festival, held in 1965 in Roanoke Virginia! Seems like both Carter and Bill are really enjoying the moment!
Matt.

flightmedic
Feb-25-2011, 7:17am
Nice "flame" on that jacket

Mandolin Mick
Feb-25-2011, 4:09pm
I won! ... do I get a cigar or a Loar, maybe? ;)

jim simpson
Mar-06-2011, 12:50am
Of course, my personal favorite.