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Woody Guthrie

Singer/Songwriter (14-Jul-1912 — 3-Oct-1967)


Ed Cray. Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie. London: W. W. Norton & Co. Ltd.. 2004. 392pp.

Nora Guthrie; Steven Brower. Woody Guthrie: Art Works. Rizzoli. 2005. 344pp.

Woody Guthrie. Bound for Glory. E. P. Dutton. 1943. 428pp.

Mark Allan Jackson. Prophet Singer: The Voice and Vision of Woody Guthrie. University Press of Mississippi. 2007. 303pp.

Joe Klein. Woody Guthrie, A Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1980. 475pp.

Anne E. Neimark. There Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like Me: The Life of Woody Guthrie. Atheneum. 2002.

Ed Robbin; Will Geer. Woody Guthrie and Me: An Intimate Reminiscence. Lancaster-Miller Publishers. 1979. 160pp.

Robert Santelli; Emily Davidson. Hard Travelin': The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie. Wesleyan University Press. 1999. 278pp.

Henrietta Yurchenco. A Mighty Hard Road: The Woody Guthrie Story. McGraw-Hill. 1970. 159pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.299)

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.483)

  8. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.276)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.280)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.643)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.437)

  12. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.377)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.218)

  14. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.328)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Country Music (p.216)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.324)

  17. American Songwriters (pp.189-93)

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