#triviatuesday - What Middletown country-music radio personality was credited with writing and recording the “bluegrass standard” titled “Katy Daly”?
In anticipation of hosting previews of the new Ken Burns documentary about country music (see blog immediately following), MidPointe Library presents today’s TriviaTuesday question:
What Middletown country-music radio personality was credited with writing and recording the “bluegrass standard” titled “Katy Daly”?
Answer: According to his obituary in the August 7, 2008, Cincinnati Enquirer, longtime WPFB-AM radio personality Paul “Moon” Mullins "wrote and recorded” the “bluegrass standard” titled “Katy Daly” in 1962.
Mullins, an “accomplished” fiddler who played with the likes of the Clinch Mountain Boys and the Traditional Grass, was a popular host on Middletown’s WPFB-AM radio station, having worked there from 1964 to 1989. He retired in 2005 from the Classic Country Radio Stations in Xenia, Wilmington and Eaton, Ohio. Mullins was a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Ohio Heritage Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council “for his contributions to the Bluegrass music industry and the Appalachian community…”
At the time of his death at age 71, the Menifee County, Kentucky, native lived in Franklin, Ohio.
Obituary “Bluegrass Mourning P. ‘Moon’ Mullins – DJ, Fiddler, Emcee Knew Biggest Stars.” written by Rebecca Goodman of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Published August 7, 2008.
The accompanying image of Paul “Moon” Mullins can be found in MidPointe Library’s Digital Archives, accessible at:
www.midpointelibrary.org > eLibrary > Digital Archives
Country music fans! You’re invited to MidPointe Library to preview the new Ken Burns PBS documentary about country music! See the blog below for dates, times and locations!
Mark your calendars!