Pete Seeger: 1919-2014

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NYT on Seeger’s death

There was never any doubt which side Pete Seeger was on.

“It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.”
And make no mistake about it: Pete Seeger fought all his life. We all owe him big time.

16 Replies to “Pete Seeger: 1919-2014”

  1. Damn, a hero of mine (only have a very few). Started listening to him when I was 12 yo. How does one prepare for a loss like that? One of planet earth’s greatest humans ever.
    Saw him live in Boise at a free riverside concert in 1967. Two of the radio stations declared; if you want to see all the communists in Boise go look at the concert.
    Did you know there were more than 5,000 communists in Boise in 1967? I sure would have never guessed.

  2. Nice article from Truthdig

    I’ve listened to Pete all my life (and most of his) and was fortunate to be able to see him quite recently at a nearby club in his hometown. He was frail, walking with two canes, but still upbeat, despite the recent death of his wife Toshi.

    For some reason, I find more personal integrity in musicians, particularly folk musicians, than any other calling.
    There are a handful I’ve loved for that as much as their remarkable talents.
    No one demonstrated that integrity better than Pete Seeger, in his music, in his life.
    Yuh dun good, kid.

    Odetta: 1930-2008

    Richie Havens: 1941-2013

    Pete Seeger: 1919-2014

    Guy Clark: 1941-2016

    James McMurtry: 1962 – (got tickets for Feb 8th!)

    Bonus: Seeger on the Establishment:

  3. In Memory of Pete.

    My favorite – a very relaxed Arlo Guthrie-Pete Seeger interchange: Arlo and Pete with the story of singing Elvis’ “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” in Denmark just after the Berlin Wall came down.

  4. Thanks for that great photo.
    I’m sure Toshi’s recent death just shy of their 70th Anniversary took its toll – she was a big part of who he was and what he did.

    I count myself very fortunate to live reasonably close to the Towne Crier Cafe. Phil Ciganer posted this wonderful tribute on FB.

    1. Thanks Celsius, that was really interesting. It is amazing how not even knowing the words or the meanings how the folksiness comes out loud and clear.

  5. Pete Seeger was a great man who worked for social justice and did so much good in the world. A life well-lived. God bless him and may he rest in peace.

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