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    Great guitar picker Doc Watson dies

    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.

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    Re: Great guitar picker Doc Watson dies

    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.

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    Re: Great guitar picker Doc Watson dies

    One of the greats.
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    Re: Great guitar picker Doc Watson dies

    Watson's death is like losing a founding father of the old time and bluegrass revival. Very sad to see him pass.
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    Re: Great guitar picker Doc Watson dies

    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.
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    Re: Great guitar picker Doc Watson dies

    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.

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    Re: Great guitar picker Doc Watson dies

    Quote Originally Posted by durl View Post
    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.
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