Woody Guthrie Bio,Age,Children,Museum,Death,Net worth,Songs,Movies

Woody Guthrie Biography

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie, popularly known as Woody Guthrie, was an American singer-songwriter. He is one of the most significant figures in American folk music; his music, including songs, such as “This Land Is Your Land” and has inspired several generations both politically and musically.

Woody Guthrie Age

He was born on 14 July 1912. However, he died on 3 October 1967, when he was only 55 years old.

Woody Guthrie Children

Woody has eight children of whom five of them are girls and three are boys. They include; Arlo Guthrie, Joady Guthrie, Bill Guthrie, Nora Guthrie, Cathy Guthrie, Guen Guthrie, Sue Guthrie, and Lorinna Lynn Guthrie.

Woody Guthrie Spouse(s)

He had three spouses in his lifetime; his first spouse was Mary Guthrie from 1933 to 1943. Woody then had a second one called Marjorie Guthrie from 1945 to 1953. He then had his last spouse, Anneke van Kirk from 1953 to 1954.

Woody Guthrie Museum

Woody Guthrie Center, a public museum and archive located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is dedicated to the life and legacy of American folk musician and singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie. The museum also contains the archives of folk singer, songwriter, and fellow social activist Phil Ochs.

Woody Guthrie Death

On 3 October 1967, Guthrie died of complications of Huntington’s disease. Woody’s work had been discovered by a new audience by the time of his death, introduced to them through Dylan, Pete Seeger, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, his ex-wife Marjorie and other new members of the folk revival and also his son Arlo Guthrie.

Woody Net worth

His estimated net worth as of 2019 is currently still not yet confirmed. Information about his properties will be updated as soon as possible.

Woody Guthrie This Land Is Your Land

“This Land Is Your Land” is one of the United States’ most famous folk songs, its lyrics being written in 1940 by American folk singer Woody Guthrie based on an existing melody, a Carter Family tune called When the World’s on Fire, in critical response to Irving Berlin’s God Bless America. When Woody was tired of hearing Kate Smith sing God Bless America on the radio in the late 1930s, he sarcastically wrote God Blessed America for Me before renaming it This Land Is Your Land. The song was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry in 2002.

Guthrie Songs

  • This Land Is Your Land
  • So Long It’s Been Good To Know You
  • I Ain’t Got No Home
  • Pastures of Plenty
  • Grand Coulee Dam
  • Roll on Columbia
  • Do Re Mi
  • Hard Travelin’
  • Pretty Boy Floyd
  • 1913 Massacre
  • Blowin’ Down This Road
  • Tom Joad, Part 2
  • Dust Bowl Refugee
  • The sinking of the Reuben  James
  • Vigilante Man
  • Riding in My Car
  • Jesus Christ
  • Talking Dust Bowls Blues
  • Worried Man Blues
  • The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done
  • Buffalo Skinners
  • Hobo’s Lullaby
  • Put Your Finger in the air
  • Ludlow Massacre
  • Gypsy Davy
  • Ship in the Sky
  • Mule Skinner Blues
  • Union Maid
  • Bling-Blang
  • Two Good Men
  • Ranger’s Command
  • Grassy Grass Grass

Guthrie Movies

  1. Bound for Glory in 1976
  2. The Columbia in 1941
  3. They Live by Night in 1948