Tuesday 30 July 2013

"Doc" Watson, 1923–2012 (American musician, songwriter)

* "Doc" Watson had accomplished Saturn in Libra on his Ascendant in mutual reception with musical Venus in Capricorn. He won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Libra is an air sign associated with stringed instruments. Watson is widely acknowledged as a guitar icon, particularly for his masterly flatpicking skills, i.e. plucking his guitar with a triangle-shaped plectrum. He has a triangular Grand Water Trine involving a twangy Sun-Uranus conjunction in Pisces, Jupiter in Scorpio and its ruler Pluto in Cancer on the MC.


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's flatpicking skills and knowledge of traditional American music are highly regarded. He performed with his son Merle for over 15 years until Merle's death in 1985 in an accident on the family farm.

Read more from his Wikipedia biography.


BIRTH DATA: Arthel [Orthel] Lane Watson, 3 March 1923, 21:00 (9 p.m.) EST (+5), Deep Gap, North Carolina, USA (36n14, 81w32). ASC: 15 Libra. RR: B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (©) quotes Kent Gustavson and Kristina Tosic, Blind But Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson (Blooming Twig Books, 2012): "Arthel Lane Watson was born on March 3rd, 1923, at 9 o'clock on a Tuesday evening. . . . The town nearest to Doc's family home was Deep Gap, only a few miles up the road." NB: Actually it was a Saturday. Gustavson writes that "Orthel Lane Watson" - a misspelling of his name - is written on his birth certificate, so the birth data possibly comes from this document.

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