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The Armstrong Twins

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Name  The Twins
Role  Musical duo
Active from  1935

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Albums  Hillbilly Mandolin, Mandolin Boogie, The Armstrong Twins' Arkansas Special
Similar  The Milo Twins, Lonnie Glosson, Wayne Raney, Floyd Lloyd, The Del Brothers

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The Armstrong Twins were a bluegrass and country duo consisting of the twins Floyd (1930-1999) and Lloyd Armstrong (1930-1994).They were born on January 24, 1930 in De Witt, Arkansas to a musical family, and active mostly in the 1940s and 1950s.

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They were one of several brother duos of their era, of which they were the only twins. Initially they both played guitar; but after randomly picking an instrument at a pawn shop in 1938 at his father's behest ("It's a wonder I didn't pick a tuba"), Lloyd started to play the mandolin and sing harmony, while Floyd played the guitar and sang lead.

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Their biggest hit is the Mandolin Boogie. They became active again in the 1980s.

References

The Armstrong Twins Wikipedia


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