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Thread #83081   Message #1525238
Posted By: GUEST
21-Jul-05 - 08:34 PM
Thread Name: Obit: John Herald (Greenbriar Boys) (1939-2005)
Subject: RE: Obit: John Herald (Greenbriar Boys)

In 1959 Herald joined the Greenbriar Boys with John Yellin and Eric Weissberg. While the band garnered a good rep playing Sunday jams in Washington Square (in Greenwich Village) and local American Youth Hostels, they had few commercial aspirations early on. This outlook changed, however, when Yellin was replaced by Paul Prestopino and then Ralph Rinzler.

That would be Bob Yellin, not John Yellin. It was Eric Weissberg that left and was replaced by Paul Prestopino, Ralph Rinzler and Frank Wakefield.

While holding down his guitar and vocal chores in the Greenbriar Boys, Herald went to work at the Smithsonian Institute and managed bluegrass legend Bill Monroe.

That was Ralph Rinzler who managed Bill Monroe and then later worked at the Smithsonian.