Record for August 9, 1986
SENATE RESOLUTION 463-RECOGNIZING WILLIAM SMITH "BILL" MONROE ON HIS SEVENTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY
Mr BYRD. Mr. President I send a resolution to the desk on behalf of myself, Mr. Sasser and Mr. Gore and ask for immediate consideration.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The resolution will be stated.
The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:
Senate. RES. 463
Whereas September 13, 1986 is the seventy-five birthday of the father of bluegrass music, William Smith "Bill" Monroe:
Whereas Mr. Monroe has been an innovator, creator, shaper, performer and promoter of a genre in music which was developed in a particular region of the United States, the upper South;
Whereas Mr. Monroe's music is national in scope, is a part of American culture and is now being shared internationally;
Whereas since 1938, Mr. Monroe and his "Blue Grass Boys", a band
that has served as a training ground for most of the leading musicians in
bluegrass music, have provided entertainment and sustenance to Americans from
all walks of life;
Whereas Mr. Monroe has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1939, a
member of the Country Music Hall of Fame since 1969, and has gone from pioneer
to patriarch of this popular and important style of American music; and
Whereas as a musician, showman, composer, and teacher, Mr. Monroe has
become a cultural figure and force of signal importance in our time; Now,
therefore, be it
Resolved, That the United States Senate recognizes and honors William Smith
"Bill" Monroe for his many contributions to American culture and
music, and his many years of helping the American people to enjoy themselves,
and extends its best wishes to "Bill" Monroe on the occasion of his
Sec. 2, The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to transmit a copy of this resolution to William Smith "Bill" Monroe.