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

Stetson Kennedy and Ronald D. Cohen

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2013 |
Published online July 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Okemah, OK, 14 July 1912; d New York, NY, 3 Oct 1967). American folksinger and songwriter. Guthrie was born into a middle-class family, but his life became increasingly chaotic following his father’s economic difficulties during the 1920s and his mother’s worsening physical and mental illnesses due to Huntington’s chorea (Huntington’s disease). In 1929 he moved to Pampa, Texas, to live with relatives. There he began playing the guitar

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