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Guthrie, Woody (1912 - 1967), folksinger, songwriter

Stetson Kennedy

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Okemah, OK, 14 July 1912; d New York, 3 Oct 1967). American folksinger and songwriter. He had a precarious home-life as a child, and little formal education. He taught himself to play the guitar, and during the 1930s lived the life of a hobo. Guthrie became a successful radio personality in Los Angeles, and began performing at protest meetings, on marches and for picket lines. In 1940 the

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