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Folk musician Doc Watson dies in NC hospital at 89

Published 05/29/2012, The Jamestown Sun

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Doc Watson, the Grammy-award winning folk musician whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world for more than a half-century, died Tuesday at a hospital in Winston-Salem, according to a hospital spokeswoman and his manager. He was 89.

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