Folk Singer-Songwriter Pete Seeger Dies At Age 94 [VIDEO]
Folk singer/songwriter and activist, Pete Seeger died Monday at age 94. I recall many years ago playing some of his songs on the radio, even one that was banned by some stations.
Here’s more about the legendary Pete Seeger from aol.com:
“Pete Seeger, the banjo-picking troubadour who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents in a career that introduced generations of Americans to their folk music heritage, died Monday at the age of 94.
Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson said his grandfather died peacefully in his sleep around 9:30 p.m. at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he had been for six days.
He performed with the great minstrel Woody Guthrie in his younger days and marched with Occupy Wall Street protesters in his 90s, leaning on two canes. He wrote or co-wrote “If I Had a Hammer,” ”Turn, Turn, Turn,” ”Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine.” He lent his voice against Hitler and nuclear power.
With The Weavers, a quartet organized in 1948, Seeger helped set the stage for a national folk revival.
His musical career was always braided tightly with his political activism, in which he advocated for causes ranging from civil rights to the cleanup of his beloved Hudson River.
Seeger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 as an early influence.
In the Army, he spent 3½ years in Special Services, entertaining soldiers in the South Pacific, and made corporal.”
If you’re not familar with Pete Seeger, watch his video performance of his song, “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?”at age 89, along with his grandson and an audience sing-along.