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Woody Guthrie
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Vocalist
    (July 14, 1912-October 3, 1967)
    Birth Name is Woodrow Wilson Guthrie
    Wrote the song 'This Land is your land.'
    Father of modern folk music and Arlo Guthrie
    His parents named him after the the president.
    He wrote a lot of protest songs.
    He supported the Communist party (he never joined because of his refusal to give up religion).
    He was married to three different women.
    He often travelled the country living like a hobo.
    His music was later embraced by hippies.
    He wrote 'This Land is Your Land' because he hated Irving Berlin's 'Good Bless America.'
    He was commissioned by the Department of Interior to write songs about the Columbia River.
    He served in World War II.
    His daughter Cathy was killed in a fire when she was four.
    He suffered from Huntington's Chorea, which left him bedridden and unable to preform for the last years of his life.
    He inspired many modern musicians, including Bob Dylan and Beck.

Credit: Long Tall Sally


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