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Pete Seeger, folk singer and songwriter, dies at 94

Pete Seeger, folk singer and songwriter, dies at 94

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. folk singer Pete Seeger, who wrote "If I Had a Hammer," "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" died Monday, his grandson said.

Daughter of Woody Guthrie wants to preserve psychiatric hospital

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The daughter of U.S. singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie wants to preserve New Jersey's Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, where her father once stayed.

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Tributes, events for Guthrie's 100th

Tributes, events for Guthrie's 100th

NEWARK, N.J., July 8 (UPI) -- Musician Bruce Springsteen said Woody Guthrie "acted as an agent for social and political protest" in honor of the folksinger's 100th birthday in Austin, Texas.
Police arrest Occupy Oakland protesters

Police arrest Occupy Oakland protesters

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Police arrested dozens of Occupy Oakland protesters encamped at a plaza near the California community's City Hall Tuesday and began dismantling the camp.

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Unreleased Guthrie recordings due out

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A collection of previously unreleased recordings by Woody Guthrie coming out soon offer a rare quality, the late U.S folk music singer's daughter says.

Man accused of selling bogus Dylan goods

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- A New York man sold Bob Dylan memorabilia that never actually belonged to the famed rocker, two lawsuits allege.

Actor Floyd Westerman dies at 71

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Floyd Red Crow Westerman, the celebrated Native American singer, actor and activist, has died at 71

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Guthrie '49 concert to be released

NEWARK, N.J., June 29 (UPI) -- A 1949 performance by legendary American folk singer Woody Guthrie is being re-recorded in a CD format for release this year.
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Folk musician Arlo Guthrie, 57, the eldest son of Woody Guthrie, performs to a packed house at Vancouver's University of British Columbia Chan Center Theater , April 19, 2005, the 40th anniversary of the song "Alice's Restaurant." (UPI photo/Heinz Ruckemann )
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Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) is best known as an American singer-songwriter and folk musician, whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is "This Land Is Your Land". Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress. Such songwriters as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Joe Strummer and Tom Paxton have acknowledged their debt to Guthrie as an influence.

Guthrie traveled with migrant workers from Oklahoma to California and learned traditional folk and blues songs. Many of his songs are about his experiences in the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression, earning him the nickname the "Dust Bowl Troubadour". Throughout his life Guthrie was associated with United States communist groups, though he was allegedly not a member of any.

Guthrie was married three times and fathered eight children, including American folk musician Arlo Guthrie. He is the grandfather of musician Sarah Lee Guthrie. Guthrie died from complications of Huntington's disease, a progressive genetic neurological disorder. During his later years, in spite of his illness, Guthrie served as a figurehead in the folk movement, providing inspiration to a generation of new folk musicians, including mentor relationships with Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Bob Dylan.

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