Ralph Stanley To Sing For Queen of England
On Her May 3 Visit to Richmond, Virginia

Ralph Stanley
Mountain music monarch Ralph Stanley will sing for the Queen of England Thursday (May 3) when she visits Richmond, Virginia to address the state's General Assembly. The Queen and His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will be in Virginia May 3 and 4 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.

Stanley will headline "Virginia's Royal Welcome," a tribute to the state's musical heritage. Among the other artists scheduled to perform are jazz and rhythm and blues vocalist Jane Powell, the Richmond Boys Choir, fiddler Montana Young, country singers Marna and Marcy Bales and the Hermitage High School Marching Band.

The event will take place in Richmond's Capitol Square and is open to the public. The 80-year-old Stanley, a multiple Grammy winner, member of the Grand Ole Opry and Virginia native, is celebrating his 60th year in show business.

[Published on: 4/29/07]

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mhc10 Mon 4/30/2007 12:30PM
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What an honor for Dr. Ralph Stanley.
I wish I was there for that.

jimsan Mon 4/30/2007 12:46PM
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God am I an idiot, I read the title of this article and thought Queen (the band) was getting together with Paul Stanley of KISS fame and throw down a sickass tour. Gooballs, one for ten two for five!

guitardave starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/30/2007 01:47PM
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Paul Stanley would be a good fit for Queen. He's definitely a fudgebag himself.

Jason Woodside Mon 4/30/2007 02:21PM
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Jason Woodside

i thought the kiss queen hybrid was coming too...

Jason Woodside Mon 4/30/2007 02:22PM
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Jason Woodside

not necessarily looking forward to it, but thought

Maestro Mon 4/30/2007 02:30PM
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Damn it!!!!! I was a sucker as well.

garrettgsell Mon 4/30/2007 02:50PM
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LMAO, Me too!

Flat5 Mon 4/30/2007 04:19PM
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god, that would be awful

happydestiny Mon 4/30/2007 05:51PM
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tricked me aswell

JakeCinningerisgod Mon 4/30/2007 06:45PM
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Tricked me also, and no one can take the place of Freddy he is a god. He may have been gay but who cares it doesnt matter. You would also have to replace John Deacon (Bass) who has retired from music. Queen is one of the best bands ever

nfenne starstarstarstarstar Tue 5/1/2007 06:48AM
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I got to meet Ralph Stanley in Gettysburg when I was 10 years old. I followed him off stage to his trailer and asked for an autograph. I had no clue who the hell he was but he sure played the hell out of his banjo. Also got to meet Alison Krauss in the same weekend. The Dr. is a legend and deserves this honor.

bonnaroo3 starstarstarstarstar Tue 5/1/2007 07:48AM
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>>Gooballs, one for ten two for five!
I hope the 10 dollar is bigger!
Paul Rogers sang for Queen, no ?

guitardave Tue 5/1/2007 02:03PM
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How about Ralph Stanley in Queen? "Bohemian Rhapsody?, what the hell, mama mia, mama mia,?

lowbillyjim Tue 5/1/2007 03:57PM
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Actually the Queen is the honoree, she will be in the presence of greatness!