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Best known for his work with hard rock hitmakers Night Ranger, virtuoso guitarist Jeff Watson was also renowned for his patented eight-finger technique. He originally rose to prominence gigging in and around the Bay Area, leading his own band before joining Night Ranger in 1981; in the decade to follow, the group scored a series of hits including "(You Can Still) Rock in America" and the perennial "Sister Christian" before disbanding in 1990. Watson resurfaced in 1992 with his solo debut, Lone Ranger, followed a year later by Around the Sun; in 1995, he formed a new group, Mother's Army, and in 1997 also appeared with the reunited Night Ranger.