Friday, 14 July 2017

Friday Is Rock'n'Roll #London Day: Song to Woody


Friday is Rock'n'Roll London Day! Join the Rock'n'Roll London walk this (and every Friday) afternoon at 2:00p.m meeting at Tottenham Court Road Station






Adam writes…




Born on this day in 1912: Woody Guthrie.

His most famous song remains This Land Is Your Land. The tune was a lift from the Carter Family's earlier song When The World's On Fire…





Guthrie wrote the lyric in 1940 as an angry response to Irving Berlin's God Bless America…






Woody's influence is difficult to overstate. The spell he cast on the embryonic Bob Dylan, then a young Little Richard fan from Hibbing, Minnesota changed the face of popular song forever. Of the two original compositions on Bob Dylan's debut album, Song To Woody is the most memorable…






Here he is with his guitar emblazoned with the famous legend This Machine Kills Fascists…




And to mark the day of his birth, a playlist - five Woody Guthrie songs paired with five covers…






And here's the trailer for THIS AFTERNOON'S Rock'n'Roll London Walk which meets at 2pm Tottenham Court Road station (exit 1).









A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.



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