Doc Watson

1923 - 2012

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Doc Watson has received more than 776,897 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Doc Watson is the 1,428th most popular musician (down from 1,318th in 2019), the 7,123rd most popular biography from United States (down from 6,322nd in 2019) and the 575th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Doc Watson ranks 1,428 out of 2,675. Before him are Doug Aldrich, Yang Hyun-suk, Red Mitchell, Eric Prydz, Johnny Dodds, and Hugh Hopper. After him are Jake E. Lee, György Sándor, Nancy Wilson, Peter Tork, Sean Lennon, and Utada Hikaru.

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Among people born in 1923, Doc Watson ranks 308Before him are Juan Acuña, Willem Slijkhuis, Armand Borel, Cesare Rubini, James Stockdale, and The Fabulous Moolah. After him are Ralph Giordano, Jorge Daponte, Eric Sykes, Ivor Bueb, Ken Kavanagh, and Carlo Pavesi. Among people deceased in 2012, Doc Watson ranks 315Before him are Margaret Mahy, François Migault, Valeri Vasiliev, Barney McKenna, Jenni Rivera, and Robert Hughes. After him are Eric Sykes, Frances Spence, Slater Martin, Art Larsen, Nelson Prudêncio, and Anna Schwartz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Doc Watson ranks 7,123 out of 15,968. Before him are William Keighley (1889), John Anderson (1907), Andrew Stanton (1965), Jeffrey Katzenberg (1950), Robert R. Livingston (1746), and Hugh O'Brian (1925). After him are Richard Gant (1944), Lynn Collins (1977), Fred Saberhagen (1930), Gay Talese (1932), Alexi Lalas (1970), and Jake E. Lee (1957).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Doc Watson ranks 575Before him are Roy Ayers (1940), Timothy B. Schmit (1947), James Cotton (1935), Doug Aldrich (1964), Red Mitchell (1927), and Johnny Dodds (1892). After him are Jake E. Lee (1957), Nancy Wilson (1954), Peter Tork (1942), Sean Lennon (1975), Utada Hikaru (1983), and Tadd Dameron (1917).