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An English folk group from Hull, Yorkshire, the Watersons performed mainly traditional songs with little or no accompaniment. Their distinctive sound came from their close harmonies.

Original members were Norma Waterson, Mike Waterson, and Lal Waterson, with their cousin John Harrison from Kingston High School. They had a skiffle band in the early 1960s but moved on to playing more traditional material. They were briefly known as "The Folksons".

Their first album was Frost and Fire 1965 (awarded the "Melody… read more

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  • Avatar for headey1p
    @boyflower -I think maybe we are in awe and lost for words.
  • Avatar for KeithJones
    RIP Mike
  • Avatar for acrogers11
    Heard about these folks in a Bert Jansch documentary, and I am floored. Their music is beautiful.
  • Avatar for tsintskaro
    They are a household name around my gaff, but what can be said? One of the most remarkable bands in English musical history, and that's before we consider all the offshoots...
  • Avatar for boyflower
    one shout? the watersons should be a household name.
  • Avatar for switchfoot_3d
    so beautiful

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