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Frank Buchanan

June 5, 1975 OH19 82 min.


Bluegrass guitarist, singer, and bandleader. Born March 25, 1934. Career most active 1950s-1960s. Formed the Cripple Creek Boys. Played and recorded with Bill Monroe.

Interview Summary

1975 June 5
(1 hour, 22 minutes)
Bluegrass musician Frank Buchanan describes his career. Discussion includes his childhood musical influences; his first performances; the formation of the Cripple Creek Boys; working with Bill Monroe; working at the Ghost Town tourist attraction; his years working and living in Detroit; and the affect of rheumatoid arthritis on his career.

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