Woody Guthrie (14 July 1912 – 3 October 1967) was a Communist singer-songwriter in the United States.
He frequently performed with the slogan "This machine kills fascists" displayed on his guitar.
Woody died from complications of Huntington's disease.
Not surprisingly, his politically correct views, deliberate effort to portray himself as a working class musician, and tragic death have caused large scale posthumous publicity and fame.
- Bob Dylan - Influenced by Guthrie.