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Rebuilding Of Woody Guthrie's Childhood Home On Hold

20th June 2014

Plans to rebuild the childhood home of folk legend Woody Guthrie have been put on hold.The house, in the town of Okemah, Oklahoma, was torn down in the late 1970s, but developers had planned to...

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Woody Guthrie's Childhood Home To Be Rebuilt

15th September 2013

The childhood home of folk legend Woody Guthrie is to be rebuilt more than 30 years after it was demolished.The house, in the town of Okemah, Oklahoma, was torn down in the late 1970s, but...

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Museum Dedicated To Woody Guthrie Opens In Oklahoma

29th April 2013

A museum dedicated to late folk singer Woody Guthrie has opened in his native Oklahoma.Dozens of the music legend's fans turned out to the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa on Saturday...

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Johnny Depp And Douglas Brinkley To Bring Woody Guthrie Back In Dust Bowl Book Publication

By Lorna Greville  | 5th February 2013

A book written in 1947 by folk singer Woody Guthrie, famed for 'This Land is Your Land', is to be published thanks to Johnny Depp and Douglas Brinkley.Anyone who is a fan of Woody Guthrie...

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Infinitum Nihil: Johnny Depp Announces Launch Of New Publishing Imprint

By Hayley Avron | 17th October 2012

Johnny Depp has announced that he is to launch a new publishing imprint, named Infinitum Nihil (which translates as ‘nothing is forever’). Depp’s latest venture will be housed by Harper Collins, the publishing giant and...

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Chuck Berry Named American Music Master

24th July 2012

Chuck Berry will be honoured as an American Music Master by the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.The hall inducted Chuck - one of rock music's early pioneers - in 1986, and he will now...

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Johnny Depp Editing Woody Guthrie's Last Novel

10th July 2012

Actor Johnny Depp has turned editor in an effort to aid the release of one of folk singer Woody Guthrie's last novels.The late musician's daughter Nora Guthrie stumbled upon her father's previously unpublished work, House...

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Pete Seeger, 92, Aims For Billboard Chart Record

19th March 2012

Today (March 19, 2012) marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan's debut album. A four-Cd tribute album to the legendary artist has been released, in aid of Amnesty International and LA Times...

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Bruce Springsteen Honours Woody Guthrie At Sxsw Show

16th March 2012

Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to late folk legend Woody Guthrie in his centennial year during a show at the South By Southwest (Sxsw) festival in Texas on Thursday night (15Mar12).The Boss took to the stage...

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Stars Kick Off Guthrie's Centennial Celebrations

12th March 2012

John Mellencamp, Hanson, The Flaming Lips and Jackson Browne were among the performers who kicked off a celebration of Woody Guthrie's life at a centennial concert in Oklahoma on Saturday (10Mar12).The folk legend died in...

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Woody Guthrie Museum Planned To Mark Centennial Of His Birth

29th December 2011

Conservationists are set to open a Woody Guthrie museum in the folk legend's native Oklahoma next year (12) to celebrate the centennial of his birth.Officials from The George Kaiser Family Foundation purchased the musician's archives...

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Lou Reed Pays Tribute To Woodie Guthrie

13th July 2011

Lou Reed and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello appear on a new album paying tribute to Woody Guthrie. Late folk Legend Woody's daughter, Nora, and bass player Rob Wasserman have assembled a cast of...

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David Carradine Murdered?

6th June 2009

'Kill Bill' star David Carradine's manager claims he was murdered in a Thai hotel earlier this week. The 72-year-old actor was hanging found naked in a cupboard with a curtain rope strung around his neck...

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David Carradine Found Dead

4th June 2009

Actor David Carradine has been found dead in a hotel room.The Oscar-nominated star - who played the role of Bill in Quentin Tarantino's hit 'Kill Bill' movies - is believed to have committed suicide after...

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Fascinating Fact 4736

30th January 2008

Singer/actor ARLO GUTHRIE, the son of folk legend WOODY GUTHRIE, is supporting Republican candidate RON PAUL's bid to become U.S. President later this year (08).

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Bragg Launches Anti-bnp Tour

7th April 2006

Rocker BILLY BRAGG yesterday (06APR06) launched a UK tour as part of a campaign against Right-wing political group the British National Party (BNP). Bragg's Hope, Not Hate tour is backed by members from all the...

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Bragg Vows To Stop Race-hate Album

5th March 2006

British rock singer BILLY BRAGG yesterday (04MAR06) vowed to block the release of a race-hate album by the British National Party - because they mis-represent a song by his musical hero WOODY GUTHRIE. The forthcoming...

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Springsteen Thrills Fans At Tribute Concert

18th January 2006

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN thrilled fans at his own tribute concert at the weekend (14JAN06) by making an unannounced appearance. MARK EITZEL, former LIVING COLOR star VERNON REID and MARTHA WAINWRIGHT were among the acts performing...

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Carter Family's Joe Dies

4th March 2005

JOE CARTER, a member of country music's celebrated CARTER FAMILY, has died aged 78 after battling pancreatic cancer. Joe passed away on Wednesday (03MAR05) leaving behind three daughters and seven grandchildren. He...

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Guthrie's Lost Jewish Writings Found

7th December 2004

American folk legend WOODY GUTHRIE's lost Yiddish songs are to be aired for the first time thanks to New York City klezmer group THE KLEZMATICS. The THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND folk hero was...

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Dylan Exhibition To Feature Early Career

22nd November 2004

Fans of BOB DYLAN will be treated to an exhibition of the folk rocker's handwritten lyrics in Seattle, Washington. The BOB DYLAN'S AMERICAN JOURNEY 1956-1966 show will display rare recordings and feature the lyrics...

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Mellow Morello

3rd September 2004

Left-wing AUDIOSLAVE rocker TOM MORELLO has toned down his anti-government beliefs - four years after hitting the headlines at the 2000 Democratic National Convention. The former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist was quieter than...

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Bosses Reach Agreement On Guthrie's Track

26th August 2004

Music bosses have allowed WOODY GUTHRIE's classic THIS IS YOUR LAND to continue to be used in an animated internet short, which mocks American President GEORGE W BUSH and his rival JOHN KERRY. The...

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