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Burton Watson, 91, Influential Translator of Classical Asian Literature, Dies

2017-05-03T23:57:21+0000

Mr. Watson opened up the world of Japanese and Chinese texts to generations of English-speaking readers, with dozens of his works still in print.


Paid Notice: Deaths WATSON, MADELEINE STILES DICKERSON

1998-09-25T05:00:00+0000

WATSON-Madeleine Stiles Dickerson (Leine), age 55, very peacefully in the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. Darling wife of Simon C.H. Watson and much loved sister of Helen Dickerson Millar of Hyde Park, NY, Allen E. Whitman of Berwyn, PA, and Johnston de F. Whitman of Laurel Hollow, LI. She will be missed by her many friends. Thanksgiving Service on Monday, October 5, at 5PM at Holy Trinity Brompton, London, SW7. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to GUCH Fund, c/o Dr. Jane Somerville, ...


Brad Watson, 64, Dies; His Southern Upbringing Animated His Books

2020-07-24T20:58:45+0000

In his acclaimed novels and short stories, most of them set in his native Mississippi, he wrote about characters who had to transcend difficult moments.


Bob Watson, Baseball’s First Black General Manager, Dies at 74

2020-05-15T15:21:32+0000

A former major leaguer, he shattered a racial barrier in 1994 with the Houston Astros. Two years later, he was the Yankees’ G.M. as New York began a championship run.


Wah Wah Watson, Guitarist Whose Sound Was Everywhere, Dies at 67

2018-11-01T22:50:12+0000

He worked the wah-wah pedal with prodigious and playful subtlety on songs by the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Maxwell, Herbie Hancock and many others.


Notable Deaths 2017: W. Marvin Watson

2018-06-06T19:41:14+0000


W. Marvin Watson, Johnson’s Unofficial Chief of Staff, Dies at 93

2017-11-29T23:15:33+0000

He spurned several job offers from Lyndon Johnson before finally accepting the role of White House gatekeeper, though without the chief of staff title.


Burton Watson, 91, Influential Translator of Classical Asian Literature, Dies

2017-05-03T23:57:21+0000

Mr. Watson opened up the world of Japanese and Chinese texts to generations of English-speaking readers, with dozens of his works still in print.


Doc Watson Dies

2012-05-31T17:15:11+0000

May 30, 2012 - Guitarist and folk singer Doc Watson died Tuesday at the age of 89.


Doc Watson, Blind Guitar Wizard Who Influenced Generations, Dies at 89

2012-05-30T00:30:42+0000

Mr. Watson’s flat-picking style elevated the acoustic guitar to solo status in bluegrass and country music, and his interpretations of traditional American music influenced generations of guitarists.



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Jimmy Van Eaton, Purveyor of the Sun Records Beat, Dies at 86

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 21:25:59 +0000

His drumming lent spontaneity and imagination to the unfettered sound of seminal rock ’n’ roll records by Jerry Lee Lewis and others.

Lefty Driesell, Basketball Coach Who Put Maryland on the Map, Dies at 92

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 20:53:35 +0000

He built Maryland into a national powerhouse and became the first coach to win more than 100 games at each of four major college programs.

Damo Suzuki, Singer Who Ignited the Experimental Band Can, Dies at 74

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 20:07:28 +0000

His free-spirited music ignored genre boundaries. “If you’re a creative person,” he once said, “it’s important to break rules.”

Ameen Sayani, Pioneering Radio Star in India, Dies at 91

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:20:00 +0000

One of the first voices heard on the airwaves in Asia, he became recognized by generations of listeners in India over 42 years of broadcasting Bollywood music.

Charles V. Hamilton, an Apostle of ‘Black Power,’ Dies at 94

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 20:08:03 +0000

He popularized the term “institutional racism" and, with Stokely Carmichael, wrote a book in 1967 that was seen as a radical manifesto.

William Beecher, Who Revealed Secret Cambodia Bombing, Dies at 90

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 01:18:37 +0000

His New York Times scoop enraged the Nixon White House, which ordered a tap on his phone. He later won a Pulitzer Prize for The Boston Globe.



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