While studying journalism at Boston University in the late 1960s, Dick Waterman began writing for Broadside magazine where he was exposed to many types of music of the day. By the early 1960s, he had begun to focus on traditional blues music. In 1964, Mr. Waterman, together with Nick Perls and Phil Spiro, rediscovered legendary Delta blues singer Son House living in Rochester, New York. Mr. Waterman later formed Avalon Productions, the first agency devoted exclusively to managing and promoting blues musicians.
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