Tuesday, January 28, 2014

In Memoriam: Pete Seeger

In Memoriam: Pete Seeger

Legendary Folk Singer Pete Singer has passed away at age 94. I have a wonderful memory of watching him perform at a Ralph Nader event. Actually, the audience didn’t watch; it participated.

Here’s Pete last September singing “This Land is Your Land” at Farm Aid in Saratoga Springs with John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, and Neil Young. He outshines his younger colleagues.

And here’s Pete in 1990 singing Guantanamera.

And here he is in the Vietnam era on the Smothers Brothers TV show singing “Wimoweh” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone.” CBS considered the Smothers Brothers too controversial and dropped the show.

(ljs)

 

 

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