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Woody Guthrie Centennial

America's most famous folk singer was born 100 years ago in Okemah, Oklahoma. After an early life marred by tragedy, by age 19 he had traveled the country and landed in New York.  In 1940 he wrote his most famous song, "This Land is Your Land," inspired by the displaced working class of the Great Depression.  Guthrie died in 1967 of Huntington's disease.  A film adaptation of his autobiography, Bound for Glory, was made in 1976, and his influence can be heard in the songs of musicians like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Wilco.  Included in the library's collection are:

Dust Bowl Ballads - music CD
Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie - music CD
Struggle - music CD
Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home - documentary DVD