Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie Biography

American historical folksinger.

Born July 14, 1912, in Okemah, Oklahoma, USA

Died on October 3, 1967, at Creedmoor State Hospital in Queens, New York, USA.



"Okemah was one of the singiest, square dancingest, drinkingest, yellingest, preachingest, walkingest, talkingest, laughingest, cryingest, shootingest, fist fightingest, bleedingest, gamblingest, gun, club and razor carryingest of our ranch towns and farm towns, because it blossomed out into one of our first Oil Boom Towns." - Source: Pastures of Plenty, pg. 3

From his experiences in Okemah, Woody’s uniquely wry outlook on life, as well as his abiding interest in rambling around the country, was formed. And so, he took to the open road.


Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 (Early Influence).

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