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Billboard

Billboard

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

My Name is New York

My Name is New York

powerHouse Books. 2012

Woody Guthrie's prolific output popularized folk music in the 1940s and his presence in New York City helped spark the 1960s folk revival. My name is New York, I’m a brick on a brick I’m a hundred folks running, and ten dying sick I’m a saint, I’m a sinner, a whore and her pimp Your ocean’s the mirror I look in to primp. —“My Name Is New York,” Woody Guthrie Dust bowl troubadour Woody Guthrie first arrived in New York City on February 16, 1940. Although he continued to ramble, for 27 years—...

Roots, Radicals and Rockers

Roots, Radicals and Rockers

Faber & Faber. 2017

SHORTLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth - a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we have come to know it. It's a story of jazz pilgrims and blues blowers, Teddy Boys and beatnik girls, coffee-bar bohemians and refugees from the McCarthyite witch-hunts. Billy traces how the guitar came to the...

Hard Travelin’

Hard Travelin’

Wesleyan University Press. 1999

Essays discuss the folk musician's contribution to American music and culture, his impact on rock and roll, and his place in political and social movements of the time

This Land was Made for You and Me

This Land was Made for You and Me

Viking Juvenile. 2021

A biography of Woody Guthrie, a singer who wrote over 3,000 folk songs and ballads as he traveled around the United States, including "This Land is Your Land" and "So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh."