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Jan 8

One of Woody Guthrie’s last appearances in public was at a benefit concert for Woody called “Bound For Glory.” The last act was Pete Seeger and as he finished the last song, This Land Is Your Land, he pointed up at one of the theaters boxes and to everyone’s surprise, there was Woody. He was in the advance stages of Huntington’s Disease and had lost much of his control over his muscles and movements, but he still managed to stand up and acknowledge everyone there.

"I don’t remember him smiling, or nodding, or waving to us. He just stood there. He was a little wobbly as he accepted applause and then he finally sat down."

-Pete Seeger

Woody Guthrie, “I ain’t got no home”, American Masters, PBS