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McIntyre, Leon, 1941-2011


Born in Erwin, Tennessee, on June 26, 1941, Leon Leslie “Les” McIntyre III co-created and deejayed a bluegrass and classic country music show, "Bluegrass Overnight" that ran for over 20 years on WAMU in Washington D.C. McIntyre also wrote reviews for "Bluegrass Unlimited" and was active in the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). He also played with several bluegrass bands including “None of the Above,” which performed and recorded primarily in the Washington D.C. area. McIntyre graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1963. After serving in the United States Army, he worked for the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Defense before retiring in the 1990s. McIntyre died on April 28, 2011.

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Leon McIntyre Collection

Identifier: AppMs-810
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials related to McIntyre’s professional and personal interest in bluegrass music. The materials include correspondence, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, articles, photographs, cassette and reel to reel audio recordings, and memorabilia related to bluegrass bands, music festivals, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), "Bluegrass Unlimited," and WAMU radio station. The collection also contains McIntyre’s professional reference materials including...
Dates: 1970-2011