American musicianDied when: 89 years 87 days (1070 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson (March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012) was an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, and gospel music.
Watson won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.Watson's fingerstyle and flatpicking skills, as well as his knowledge of traditional American music, were highly regarded.
Blind from a young age, he performed publicly both in a dance band and solo, as well as for over 15 years with his son, guitarist Merle Watson, until Merle's death in 1985 in an accident on the family farm.
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