Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie

American singer-songwriter (1912–1967)
A colossal figure of America's folk heritage whose simple, lyrically powerful songs inspired generations, both musically and socially.
BornJuly 14, 1912
HometownOkemah, Oklahoma, United States of America
Height5'7" (1.70m)
SpouseMarjorie Guthrie
ChildrenArlo Guthrie , Nora Guthrie
ParentsNora Belle Tanner , Charley Guthrie
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Videos

Jennifer Lopez Sings 'This Land Is Your Land' at Biden Inauguration

Singer Jennifer Lopez performed “This Land Is Your Land,” an American folk classic written by Woody Guthrie, during the inauguration of US President Joe Biden on January 20.Lopez, also known by the moniker J.Lo, was backed for her performance by the United States Marine Band.Guthrie, who in the 1950s penned lyrics in which he accused former president Donald Trump’s father, Fred Trump, of racist housing practices, was among 244 names Trump listed for his proposed National Garden of American Heroes. Credit: @JCCIC via Storyful
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Albums

Early Masters [Tradition]
Early Masters [Tradition]
1996
This Machine Kills Fascists
This Machine Kills Fascists
2011
Bob Dylan's Woody Guthrie Selection
Bob Dylan's Woody Guthrie Selection
2009
Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949
Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949
2007
Old Time Religion
Old Time Religion
2006
Great Dust Storm
Great Dust Storm
2006
Ultimate Collection [Prism Leisure]
Ultimate Collection [Prism Leisure]
2002
Long Ways to Travel:  The Unreleased Folkways Masters, 1944-1949
Long Ways to Travel: The Unreleased Folkways Masters, 1944-1949
1994
Woody's 20 Grow Big Songs
Woody's 20 Grow Big Songs
1992
Worried Man Blues: Golden Classics, Pt. 1
Worried Man Blues: Golden Classics, Pt. 1
1990
Columbia River Collection
Columbia River Collection
1988
Collection
Collection
1988
Folkways: The Original Vision
Folkways: The Original Vision
1988
Bound for Glory
Bound for Glory
1976
Struggle
Struggle
1976
Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie
Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie
1972

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