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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    Seeger was a great artist and a good person who left us a wonderful legacy with his songs.

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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

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    Pete Seeger, who helped create the American folk music movement and co-wrote some of it's most enduring songs such as "If I had a Hammer" died on Monday at the age of 94.

    Seeger, a Woody Guthrie protege whose songwriting credits included folk classics "Where have all the flowers gone" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!," died of natural causes at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital his grandson Kitama Cahill Jackson told the New York Times and Associated Press.

    Read more here: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94 - chicagotribune.com




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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    I figured it had to happen, considering his advanced age. But I'm still sorry to see him go.

    I heard him in an interview in the not too distant past. Within the last decade, I'm sure. He was saying that he didn't feel that "Turn! Turn! Turn!" was really his since some of the lyrics were from the Bible. He went on to say that he donated the royalties to a charity in Israel dedicated to helping Israeli and Palestinian orphans of political violence there.

    If he meant that he'd donate allof those royalties--and I think that's what he meant--, then we can credit him with being very, very generous as well. Because the royalties from that song would have added up to something pretty big.

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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Pete Seeger, who helped create the American folk music movement and co-wrote some of it's most enduring songs such as "If I had a Hammer" died on Monday at the age of 94.

    Seeger, a Woody Guthrie protege whose songwriting credits included folk classics "Where have all the flowers gone" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!," died of natural causes at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital his grandson Kitama Cahill Jackson told the New York Times and Associated Press.

    Read more here: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94 - chicagotribune.com




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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    Pete Seeger was a great musician and a wonderful man. RIP.
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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    If not for Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, there would have been no Bob Dylan.

    RIP, Pete.
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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    A great talent and an even greater American who live a life of legend and wonder. He will be missed.

    Just yesterday I was listening to Bruce Springsteen sing WE SHALL OVERCOME from The Seeger Sessions. His work .... his message .... his patriotism ... and his love of the American people lives on in others.
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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    He will be long remembered. A damned admirable man. A good Man.

    The best compliment I can give or ever imagine receiving.

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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

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    If not for Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, there would have been no Bob Dylan.

    RIP, Pete.
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    Re: Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94

    I never particularly cared much for his music but I have always admired his social and political activism. He refused to rat out any of his former associates for holding unpopular political views when the House UnAmerican Activities Committee forced him to testify and faced a year in prison for it. He was an early and strong supporters of civil rights for all and against Jim Crow and racism. He was also a strong advocate for environmental protection.

    He risked prison and sacrificed his potential fame and fortune to do what he felt was right.



    And based on this album cover, he had a good sense of humor.

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