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Woody Guthrie

Guthrie, Woody (Woodrow Wilson Guthrie; 1912–67), U.S. folksinger whose compositions and guitar style have shaped modern folk music. As a migrant worker in the 1930s, he developed the characteristic social and political themes of his protest songs, which influenced younger performers like Bob Dylan. His son, Arlo Guthrie (1947–) has followed in his father's path as a performer and songwriter.

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