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Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie
Born: Jul 14, 1912 in Okemah, OK
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Died: Oct 3, 1967 in New York, NY
Genre: Folk
Biography: Woody Guthrie was the most important American folk music artist of the first half of the 20th century, in part because he turned out to be such a major influence on the popular music of the second half of the 20th century, a period when he himself was largely inactive. His greatest significance lies ...Read full biography
Bound for Glory
Released: 1958
Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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On March 17, 1956, a benefit concert for Woody Guthrie's children was held at the Pythian Hall in New York City. Guthrie by then was hospitalized, suffering from Huntington's disease, but he made one of ...Read full review
Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child
Released: 1956
Label: Smithsonian - Folkways
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Some of the last songs written and recorded by Woody Guthrie were his children's songs. Their strength, shown in Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child, is an unusually strong identification with actually ...Read full review
Build schedule set for Guthrie home in Okla.
Jan 31, 4:13 PM EST
Schedule set for Woody Guthrie boyhood home rebuild in Oklahoma; $450k in pledges received
Simple, complicated Seeger changed American music
Jan 28, 12:11 PM EST
A man both simple and complicated: Pete Seeger, American folk music and the modern era
Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in New York
Jan 28, 5:03 AM EST
Pete Seeger, troubadour and activist for more than a half-century, has died in NYC at age 94
Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY
Jan 28, 1:01 AM EST
Pete Seeger, troubadour and activist for more than a half-century, has died in NYC at age 94