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Woody Guthrie

(1912—1967) American folk singer and songwriter

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Agnes 'Sis' Cunningham

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B. 19 February 1909, Watonga, Oklahoma, USA, d. 27 June 2004, New Paltz, New York, USA. After leaving school, Cunningham went to college, and later took up teaching. It was ...

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Alan Lomax

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A well-known and well-read folklorist, Alan Lomax (b. 31 January 1915, Austin, Texas, USA, d. 19 July 2002, Safety Harbor, Florida, USA) travelled with his father, John A. Lomax (b. ...

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Alec Seward

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B. 16 March 1902, Charles City, Virginia, USA, d. 11 May 1972, New York City, New York, USA. Raised in Newport News, Virginia, Seward was a semi-professional blues singer and ...

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Alex Harvey

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b. 5 February 1935, Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland, d. 4 February 1982, Zeebrugge, Belgium. Having left school at the age of 15, Harvey undertook a multitude of occupations before opting for...

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Alice's Restaurant

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Folk singer Arlo Guthrie avoided military service during the 60s owing to a conviction for illegally dumping garbage. He later immortalized the events surrounding this in a lengthy...

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Andy Irvine

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B. 14 June 1942, London, England. This highly-regarded singer-songwriter and guitarist has been involved in a number of highly influential folk groups. Irvine, the son of an Irish mother...

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Arlo Guthrie

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B. 10 July 1947, Coney Island, New York, USA. The eldest son of folksinger Woody Guthrie, Arlo was raised in the genre’s thriving environment. His lengthy ballad, ‘Alice’s Restaurant...

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Ballads Of Sacco & Vanzetti (Woody Guthrie album)

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In Boston in 1927, Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted - on slim evidence - of robbery and murder and put to death. Sacco and Vanzetti remained ...

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Beck

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B. Bek David Campbell, 8 July 1970, Los Angeles, California, USA. Hansen rose swiftly to prominence in 1994 with his exhilarating marriage of folk (Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie) and guitar ...

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Bill Staines

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B. 6 February 1947, Medford, Massachusetts, USA. This singer-songwriter’s early influences were Gordon Lightfoot, the Weavers, Woody Guthrie, Ian And Sylvia Tyson, and Peter La Farge. He...

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