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 Scotty Stoneman

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Scotty Stoneman Famous memorial

Original Name
Calvin Scott
Birth
Galax, Galax City, Virginia, USA
Death
4 Mar 1973 (aged 40)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Plot
Stoneman Family Plot
Memorial ID
13791207 View Source

Country Musician, Born in Galax, Virginia, he was a member of the famous musical group, 'The Stonemans' (or The Stoneman Family), which also included his mother and father, and six of his 14 siblings. The family of musicians became one of the most famous family bands after there already famous mother and father joined the act. Originally known as 'The Blue Grass Champs,' they got there start by winning the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts in the 1950s. They later went onto more popularity when they went to Washington, D.C. and played in that area for awhile. After there father joined them the family went onto numerous television appearances including making there debut on the Grand Ole Opry in 1962. They played regularly at the famous Black Poodle in Nashville, Tennessee, and released there first hit, 'Tupelo Country Jail,' in 1966, which became a Top 40 hit. This was followed by the Top 30 hit, 'The Five Little Johnson Girls,' and the Top 50 hit, 'Christopher Robin,' which was there last. In 1968, the family patriarch Ernest V.'Pop' Stoneman died and he was replaced in the group by his daughter Patsy. The group continued to record up into the 1970s, but later went into retirement. The family's other recordings include, 'Orange Blossom Special,' 'Little Maggie,' 'Mule Skinner Blues,' '100 Years Ago,' 'On The Banks Of The Wabash,' 'The Pal Of Mine,' 'Lee Highway Blues,' 'Wild Bill Hickok,' 'The Sinking Of The Titanic,' and 'The Wreck Of The Number.' He had also played the fiddle for the country band, 'The Kentucky Colonels' from 1963 to 1965. Stoneman passed away in 1973, at the age of 40, and was buried in the family plot at the Mount Olivet Cemetery, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Country Musician, Born in Galax, Virginia, he was a member of the famous musical group, 'The Stonemans' (or The Stoneman Family), which also included his mother and father, and six of his 14 siblings. The family of musicians became one of the most famous family bands after there already famous mother and father joined the act. Originally known as 'The Blue Grass Champs,' they got there start by winning the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts in the 1950s. They later went onto more popularity when they went to Washington, D.C. and played in that area for awhile. After there father joined them the family went onto numerous television appearances including making there debut on the Grand Ole Opry in 1962. They played regularly at the famous Black Poodle in Nashville, Tennessee, and released there first hit, 'Tupelo Country Jail,' in 1966, which became a Top 40 hit. This was followed by the Top 30 hit, 'The Five Little Johnson Girls,' and the Top 50 hit, 'Christopher Robin,' which was there last. In 1968, the family patriarch Ernest V.'Pop' Stoneman died and he was replaced in the group by his daughter Patsy. The group continued to record up into the 1970s, but later went into retirement. The family's other recordings include, 'Orange Blossom Special,' 'Little Maggie,' 'Mule Skinner Blues,' '100 Years Ago,' 'On The Banks Of The Wabash,' 'The Pal Of Mine,' 'Lee Highway Blues,' 'Wild Bill Hickok,' 'The Sinking Of The Titanic,' and 'The Wreck Of The Number.' He had also played the fiddle for the country band, 'The Kentucky Colonels' from 1963 to 1965. Stoneman passed away in 1973, at the age of 40, and was buried in the family plot at the Mount Olivet Cemetery, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Bio by: Kris 'Peterborough K' Peterson


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