Woody Guthrie

1912 - 1967

Woody Guthrie

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (; July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter, who is considered one of the most significant figures in American western folk music. His music, including songs, such as "This Land Is Your Land", has inspired several generations both politically and musically.Guthrie wrote hundreds of country, folk, and children's songs, along with ballads and improvised works. His album of songs about the Dust Bowl period, Dust Bowl Ballads, was included on Mojo magazine's list of 100 Records That Changed The World, and many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Woody Guthrie has received more than 3,281,510 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 295th most popular musician.

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Among musicians, Woody Guthrie ranks 295 out of 2,258Before him are Cozy Powell, Jaco Pastorius, Carl Michael Bellman, Ray Conniff, Cliff Williams, and Nick Cave. After him are Heinrich Neuhaus, Albert King, Isaac Hayes, Bebo Valdés, Luigi Tenco, and Ike Turner.

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Among people born in 1912, Woody Guthrie ranks 68Before him are Ghazi of Iraq, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, Julia Child, Arne Næss, Lawrence Durrell, and Hermann Graf. After him are Otto Ernst Remer, José Ferrer, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Sohn Kee-chung, Hugh Griffith, and Jiří Trnka. Among people deceased in 1967, Woody Guthrie ranks 57Before him are Carson McCullers, Julius Schaub, Albert Lutuli, Roger B. Chaffee, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, and Forough Farrokhzad. After him are Tamara Bunke, Luigi Tenco, Stanisław Sosabowski, Marcel Aymé, Géza Lakatos, and Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Woody Guthrie ranks 1,557 out of 12,171Before him are Linda Hunt (1945), Jordan Belfort (1962), Lil Wayne (1982), Gene Vincent (1935), Chris Evans (1981), and Isamu Noguchi (1904). After him are Robert J. Flaherty (1884), John Backus (1924), Jack Black (1969), Leo McCarey (1898), Bess Truman (1885), and Cindy Crawford (1966).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Woody Guthrie ranks 87Before him are Scott McKenzie (1939), Sonny Rollins (1930), Sidney Bechet (1897), Bo Diddley (1928), Jaco Pastorius (1951), and Ray Conniff (1916). After him are Albert King (1923), Isaac Hayes (1942), Ike Turner (1931), Dexter Gordon (1923), Sixto Rodriguez (1942), and Peggy Lee (1920).