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redsmetz
05-29-2012, 10:04 PM
Got a CNN news break that the great Doc Watson died today at the age of 89. He and Earl are probably already picking away.

First time I heard many of these bluegrass players was on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band compilation "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" - a fine, fine collection.

Nice write up in the Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/arts/music/doc-watson-folk-musician-dies-at-89.html?_r=1&hp

"Tennessee Stud" - Will the Circle Be Unbroken - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlxp8OJd6fg)

camisadelgolf
05-29-2012, 11:45 PM
Out of all the celebrity deaths to happen this year, this one has easily been the one to hit me the most. Doc Watson is about as important of an influence as they come, and it's sad to see him go. RIP Doc.

OldRightHander
05-30-2012, 12:46 AM
One of the greats.

SunDeck
05-30-2012, 10:30 AM
Watson's death is like losing a founding father of the old time and bluegrass revival. Very sad to see him pass.

Reds Freak
05-31-2012, 10:06 AM
Sad news. I had just seen Doc perform in late April at Merlefest, the music festival he started in North Carolina to honor his late son 25 years ago.

durl
05-31-2012, 04:24 PM
As many have said, he's one of the true greats.

They say these things happen in 3s and in a very short span, we've seen the passing of 3 music icons: Donna Summer, Robin Gibb, and now Doc Watson.

redsmetz
05-31-2012, 07:54 PM
As many have said, he's one of the true greats.

They say these things happen in 3s and in a very short span, we've seen the passing of 3 music icons: Donna Summer, Robin Gibb, and now Doc Watson.

And Earl Scruggs too.