Posts tagged ‘Woody Guthrie’

October 3, 2011

This Day in Music History – Davy Jay Sparrow on Woody Guthrie




It was this day in 1967 that music and social icon Woody Guthrie died.  Friend of PE Davy Jay Sparrow weighs in on Guthrie’s importance in general and in particular to the shaping of his own musical world view.

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May 13, 2011

This Day in Music History – Davy Jay Sparrow on Bob Wills

It was this day in 1975 that the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills passed away.  We asked our good friend Davy Jay Sparrow to write a little something about Wills for the occasion and to show us some of his favorite videos of the King performing.

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February 23, 2011

This Day in Music History

Our pals over at informed us that it was this day in 1940 that Woody Guthrie wrote the classic “This Land is Your Land.”  As Bruce Springsteen puts it in this totally sweet, glistening, clip from 1985 – it’s pretty much the greatest song ever written about America.

Dedicating this one to everyone fighting for the rights of the working class in Wisconsin, here in Indiana and everywhere else.  Maybe one day this song will be a celebration song instead of a protest song.

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