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Pete Seeger is dead

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:41 am    Post subject: Pete Seeger is dead Reply with quote

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Pete Seeger, the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter who spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change, died Monday. He was 94 and lived in Beacon, N.Y.


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Mr. Seeger was a prime mover in the folk revival that transformed popular music in the 1950s. As a member of the Weavers, he sang hits including Lead Belly’s “Goodnight, Irene” — which reached No. 1 — and “If I Had a Hammer,” which he wrote with the group’s Lee Hays. Another of Mr. Seeger’s songs, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?,” became an antiwar standard. And in 1965, the Byrds had a No. 1 hit with a folk-rock version of “Turn! Turn! Turn!,” Mr. Seeger’s setting of a passage from the Book of Ecclesiastes.


As one of the two or three central figure in that American folk revival, likely a pretty huge influence on popular music as we know it today. Where Have All The Flowers Gone is a haunting yet strangely catchy anti-war song.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where Have All The Flowers Gone
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He just played some big event lately too.

What a legend. R.I.P.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This news brought a tear to my eye.

Last year on stage, at 94!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWUSM_KJF_E

His message strong to the end. Incomparable.

[edited to add: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt9jWoXmrLw ]
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete Seeger, The Power of Song is a very interesting documentary that may be viewed online free at sites like this: http://www.jambase.com/Articles/120594/Documentary-Pete-Seeger-The-Power-Of-Song
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