Woody Guthrie

1912 - 1967

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Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (; July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and composer who was one of the most significant figures in American folk music. His work focused on themes of American socialism and anti-fascism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Woody Guthrie has received more than 5,856,784 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Woody Guthrie is the 363rd most popular musician (down from 320th in 2019), the 2,020th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,835th in 2019) and the 105th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Woody Guthrie ranks 363 out of 3,175Before him are Yngwie Malmsteen, Glenn Tipton, Maurice André, Michel Polnareff, Alan Menken, and Robert Trujillo. After him are Armin van Buuren, Radu Lupu, Denny Laine, Andy Fletcher, Ry Cooder, and Liberace.

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Among people born in 1912, Woody Guthrie ranks 96Before him are Duško Popov, Feroze Gandhi, Arne Næss, Princess Deokhye, Jiří Trnka, and Gordon Gollob. After him are Sohn Kee-chung, Philibert Tsiranana, Samuel Fuller, Jean Améry, Igor Markevitch, and Yuen Siu-tien. Among people deceased in 1967, Woody Guthrie ranks 74Before him are Géza Lakatos, Carson McCullers, Walter A. Shewhart, Shukri al-Quwatli, Langston Hughes, and H. H. Kung. After him are Stanisław Sosabowski, Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Joseph Boxhall, Tom Simpson, David Burliuk, and Hans Ledwinka.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Woody Guthrie ranks 2,020 out of 20,380Before him are Gore Vidal (1925), Robert Trujillo (1964), Bill Tilden (1893), Olympia Dukakis (1931), Bob Saget (1956), and Jessica Alba (1981). After him are Suzanne Somers (1946), Arthur Kennedy (1914), Katharine Ross (1940), Solomon Burke (1936), Gabe Newell (1962), and Elijah Muhammad (1897).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Woody Guthrie ranks 105Before him are Bo Diddley (1928), Peggy Lee (1920), Isaac Hayes (1942), David Crosby (1941), Alan Menken (1949), and Robert Trujillo (1964). After him are Ry Cooder (1947), Liberace (1919), Wayne Shorter (1933), Jermaine Jackson (1954), Ornette Coleman (1930), and Tony Levin (1946).