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DiedApril 29, 1961, San Bernardino, California, United States

Cisco Houston was born in Wilmington, Delaware on February 5, 1918. His parents were Quaker farmers who had emigrated from England in the late 1800s. Cisco was the youngest of four children. He had two sisters and a brother.

Cisco’s early education took place at home. His parents were strict Quakers and believed in simple living and self-reliance. Cisco was an excellent student and was interested in music and literature. He also loved to play baseball and was a talented pitcher.

In 1934, at the age of 16, Cisco left home to attend Haverford College, a Quaker school in Pennsylvania. He played baseball for the college team and was also a member of the glee club. He graduated from Haverford in 1938 with a degree in English.

After college, Cisco worked for a time as a journalist. He also did some acting and singing. In 1939, he met Woody Guthrie, who would become his close friend and musical mentor. The two men traveled together and performed at labor rallies and folk festivals.

In 1940, Cisco joined the U.S. Army. He served as an intelligence officer in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the war, he returned to the United States and resumed his musical career.

In the 1950s, Cisco toured with Pete Seeger and The Weavers. The group was very popular and their concerts were often sell-outs. Cisco also recorded several solo albums during this time.

In the 1960s, Cisco became involved in the civil rights movement. He performed at rallies and marches, and his songs were an inspiration to many people fighting for equality.

Cisco Houston died of cancer on April 29, 1961, at the age of 43. He was survived by his wife, Mary, and their two children.

Today, Cisco Houston is remembered as one of the most important folk musicians of his generation. His songs are still sung by people all over the world.

General Info

Full NameCisco Houston
DiedApril 29, 1961, San Bernardino, California, United States
ProfessionSailor, Singer-songwriter, Deportees, 900 Miles, Do Re Mi

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