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Ralph Stanley
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Ralph Stanley performs April 20, 2008
The Granada Theater Dallas, Texas
Background information
Birth name Ralph Edmund Stanley
Also known as "Dr. Ralph Stanley"
Born (1927-02-25)February 25, 1927
McClure, Virginia, United States
Origin Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia, United States
Died June 23, 2016(2016-06-23) (aged 89)
Coeburn, Virginia, United States
Genres Bluegrass, old-time music
Occupation(s) Bluegrass musician
Instruments Banjo
Years active 1946–2015
Labels Columbia, Rebel
Associated acts Clinch Mountain Boys, Stanley Brothers

Ralph Edmund Stanley (February 25, 1927 – June 23, 2016), also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley, was an American bluegrass artist. He was known for his unique singing and banjo playing.

On June 23, 2016, Stanley died of skin cancer in Coeburn, Virginia, aged 89.

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