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Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie

American singer-songwriter
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)
SpouseAnneke Van Kirk, Marjorie Guthrie, Mary Jennings
ChildrenArlo Guthrie, Nora Guthrie
ParentsNora Belle Tanner, Charley Guthrie
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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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