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Woody Guthrie

Induction category: Early Influence


Inductee: Woodrow Wilson Guthrie aka Woody Guthrie (vocals, guitar; born July 14, 1912, died October 3, 1967) Woody Guthrie is the original folk hero. It was Guthrie who, in the Thirties and Forties, transformed the folk ballad into a vehicle ...

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"These guys, they all came from the same place, these singer-songwriters, and it all seems to go back and start with Woody Guthrie. His songs are gonna last forever, and some of the songs of his descendants are gonna last forever."

- Neil Young inducts Woody Guthrie

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