1996 – Renowned fiddle player Robert Russell “Chu…

1996 – Renowned fiddle player Robert Russell “Chubby” Wise dies of heart failure following pneumonia in Bowie, Md. Age 80. Wise performed and recorded with Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys during the group’s classic period in the ’40s. He also worked briefly with Hank Williams and was a member of Hank Snow’s band, the Rainbow Ranch Boys, for 16 years.

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