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Lester Flatt was born today in 1914, in the town of Duncan’s Chapel, Tennessee.  Starting out playing with Clyde Moody, Charlie Monroe and eventually Bill Monroe, Lester became a household name after partnering with Earl Scruggs to form the Foggy Mountain Boys.  A prolific songwriter, his two best known compositions are “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” and “The Ballad of Jed Clampett”, which went to number one on the country music charts in 1963.  Lester Flatt passed away in 1979.

 

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