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Izzy Young, Center To The Folk Music Revival, Dies At 90

Bob Dylan has called Izzy Young's Folklore Center "the citadel of Americana folk music." It was at the center of the folk music revival in New York City in the 1950s and '60s. Young died Feb. 4 at 90.
Izzy Young in Sept. 2007. Source: Frank Beacham

Izzy Young made his mark as a major force in the folk music scene in New York City starting in the 1950s. Young died Monday, Feb. 4, in Stockholm. He was 90.

Raised in the Bronx, Young was passionate about folk dancing and his archives. "And other people's lives. Stories that I could understand."

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