Today in Banjoist History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1900-02-06 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist
  • 1915-06-17 Stringbean, [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)
  • 1932-02-17 Buck Trent, Spartanburg SC, banjoist/singer (Hee Haw)
  • 1934-02-13 George Segal, actor/banjo player (Carbon Copy, Fun with Dick & Jane)
  • 1938-06-16 Mickie Finn, Hugo Oklahoma, TV hostess/banjo player (Mickie Finn's)
  • 1940-11-17 Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player
  • 1948-01-03 Larry McNeeley, Lafayette Ind, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour)
  • 1955-07-29 "Country" Jem Finer, English banjo player (Pogues-Straight to Hell)

Famous Deaths

  • 1973-11-10 Stringbean, country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 1973-11-11 Stringbean, [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 1994-03-13 Danny Barker, US banjo player/guitarist (Bourbon St Black), dies at 85
  • 1994-04-05 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94