Folk singer who composed "This Land Is Your Land" and has influenced all folk singers that followed after him. He was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 1988.
He released hundreds of songs over the course of his life, including "Talking Merchant Marine" and "Cocaine Blues."
Bob Dylan worshiped Guthrie and visited him often during his final years.
A fire burned down his home, killing his sister and severely injuring his father. He went on to perform with the Almanac Singers.
He married Mary Jennings on October 28, 1933, then Marjorie Greenblatt Mazia on November 13, 1945, and then Anneke Van Kirk on December 2, 1953.
- The meaning of the name Guthrie: From The Windy Place