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Woody Guthrie

1912 - 1967

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Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (; July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter, and one of the most significant figures in American folk music. His work focused on themes of American socialism and anti-fascism. His music includes songs such as "This Land Is Your Land", written to oppose the American exceptionalist song "God Bless America", and has inspired several generations both politically and musically.Guthrie wrote hundreds of country, folk, and children's songs, along with ballads and improvised works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Woody Guthrie has received more than 4,295,806 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Woody Guthrie is the 297th most popular musician (down from 293rd in 2019), the 1,613th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,557th in 2019) and the 88th most popular American Musician.

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Woody Guthrie ranks 297 out of 2,675Before him are Art Tatum, Gustavo Santaolalla, Émile Waldteufel, Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller, Ornette Coleman, and Burt Bacharach. After him are Bo Diddley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Wallace Hartley, Nicko McBrain, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, and Will.i.am.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1912, Woody Guthrie ranks 73Before him are A. E. van Vogt, Hugh Griffith, Salvador Luria, Julia Child, Lady Bird Johnson, and Sohn Kee-chung. After him are Abbé Pierre, Marina Raskova, Ivan Yakubovsky, Herbert C. Brown, Lev Gumilyov, and György Sárosi. Among people deceased in 1967, Woody Guthrie ranks 57Before him are Forough Farrokhzad, Günther Blumentritt, Ed White, Zinaida Serebriakova, Hugo Gernsback, and Julius Schaub. After him are Jaroslav Heyrovský, Gus Grissom, Julien Duvivier, Paul Muni, Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Woody Guthrie ranks 1,613 out of 15,968Before him are John Backus (1924), Burt Bacharach (1928), Harold Ramis (1944), Grace Zabriskie (1941), Loretta Young (1913), and Emilio Estevez (1962). After him are Tobey Maguire (1975), Donna Haraway (1944), James Ellroy (1948), James Irwin (1930), Creighton Abrams (1914), and Samuel C. C. Ting (1936).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Woody Guthrie ranks 88Before him are Charles Mingus (1922), John Zorn (1953), Izzy Stradlin (1962), Art Tatum (1909), Ornette Coleman (1930), and Burt Bacharach (1928). After him are Bo Diddley (1928), Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954), Will.i.am (1975), McCoy Tyner (1938), Lester Young (1909), and Buddy Guy (1936).