Notable Deaths


December 20, 2008


British folk musician

Virtuoso guitarist Davy Graham, a leading figure in Britain's 1960s folk music revival, died after suffering a seizure in his London home Monday, his former manager Mark Pavey said Wednesday. The musician had long suffered from lung cancer, he said.

Mr. Graham's innovative tuning and dexterity on the acoustic guitar inspired a range of artists. His 1962 song "Angi" became a folk classic and was covered, among others, by Simon and Garfunkel on their 1966 album Sounds of Silence.

Mr. Graham drew on a range of influences, including jazz, classical, Indian and Arabic music.

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