Doc Watson (I) (1923–2012)

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Doc was blind from infancy due to an eye infection before his first birthday. He grew up playing harmonica and a homemade banjo but learned guitar after his father bought him a $12 Stella acoustic when he was 13. He attended North Carolina's school for the visually impaired. He was born Arthel Lane Watson and picked up the nickname "Doc" at the ... See full bio »

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The Guilt Trip Soundtrack
(2012)
Convoy Soundtrack
(1978)
(2014)
Nothing But Trouble Soundtrack
(1991)

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 2009 Operation Repo: The Movie (composer: theme music)
 1995 Songs for Ralph (singer)
 1990 The Best Hotel on Skid Row (TV Movie documentary) (musician)
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Rosa Lee Carlton  (his death)  (2 children)
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