July 14, 2012
Happy 100th Birthday, Woody Guthrie!

Forty-five years after his death, Guthrie’s principal lament about America is still obvious and irrefutable: The nation is divided into haves and have-nots—and the have-nots are always the ones in pain. Born of the Great Depression, hardened by war, Kerouac before there was Kerouac, Guthrie’s music was sung by war protestors in the 1960s and by “Occupy” protestors in 2012. “This Land is Your Land"—haunting, teasing, eternally illusive—is as relevant today as it was when Guthrie first wrote it nearly three quarters of a century ago. No wonder Bruce Springsteen called it "about the greatest song ever written about America."
Read more. [Image: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images]

Happy 100th Birthday, Woody Guthrie!

Forty-five years after his death, Guthrie’s principal lament about America is still obvious and irrefutable: The nation is divided into haves and have-nots—and the have-nots are always the ones in pain. Born of the Great Depression, hardened by war, Kerouac before there was Kerouac, Guthrie’s music was sung by war protestors in the 1960s and by “Occupy” protestors in 2012. “This Land is Your Land"—haunting, teasing, eternally illusive—is as relevant today as it was when Guthrie first wrote it nearly three quarters of a century ago. No wonder Bruce Springsteen called it "about the greatest song ever written about America."

Read more. [Image: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images]

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