Lester Flatt

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Birthday
19, 1914
Birthplace
Nashville, TN
Death Date
May 11, 1979 (64)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
19, 1914
Birthplace
Nashville, TN
Death Date
May 11, 1979 (64)

About

Bluegrass guitarist with Flatt and Scruggs, the group also known as The Foggy Mountain Boys.

Before Fame

He began playing guitar at an early age and continued playing after dropping out of school at age twelve and going to work at a textile mill.

Trivia

As part of the Foggy Mountain Boys, he and the banjo player Earl Scruggs wrote the "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," used in the iconic chase scenes from Bonnie and Clyde.

Family Life

His wife and singer Gladys Stacey contributed to a lot of his early work.

Associated With

He and Scruggs also wrote "The Ballad of Joel Clampett," used as the theme song to The Beverly Hillbillies, which starred Buddy Ebsen.