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GRUNTERSDAD 05-30-2012 03:52 AM

Doc Watson
 
Grammy-winning U.S. guitarist and folk singer Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson died on Tuesday in a North Carolina hospital at age 89, his management company said.
Watson died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, following abdominal surgery last week, Folklore Productions International said in a statement.

Watson, who was blinded before his first birthday, won seven Grammy Awards, in addition to the Grammy for lifetime achievement he received in 2004. In 2006 he won in the category of best country instrumental performance for his playing on "Whiskey Before Breakfast."
Watson was born on March 3, 1923, in Deep Gap, N.C., to a banjo-playing father, General Watson, and a mother who sang traditional secular and religious songs, Annie Watson.

larryz 05-31-2012 03:17 PM

Re: Doc Watson
 
"...Watson died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, following abdominal surgery last week..."

A legend. Seems like an other botched job by the traditional (failing) hospital system. I recall Maurice Gibb dying from a intestinal surgery gone bad in 2002/2003. Just my opinion.

aaajn 05-31-2012 03:53 PM

Re: Doc Watson
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by larryz (Post 1006443)
"...Watson died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, following abdominal surgery last week..."

A legend. Seems like an other botched job by the traditional (failing) hospital system. I recall Maurice Gibb dying from a intestinal surgery gone bad in 2002/2003. Just my opinion.

Larry,

Well things are not always what they seem.

Seems to me that indicting an entire industry of health care professionals because a Blind Guitar player died at the age of 89 is a fail.

larryz 05-31-2012 04:04 PM

Re: Doc Watson
 
Perhaps. Best advice is to be healthy, eat healthy and stay outta hospitals I guess. Be your own advocate and stop relying on people in white coats and blue scrubs. More drumming too.

jim_gregory 06-01-2012 12:50 PM

Re: Doc Watson
 
That's a shame. Used to love to listen to Doc back in the day. He played guitar like he had 4 hands. Amazing is an understatement. The Jorma of an earlier era. Doc was great. I hope his last years were happy.


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