Happy 90th Birthday, Pete Seeger!

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munroe
Happy 90th Birthday, Pete Seeger!

The Man and His Music

The Almanac Singers, 1940. Woody Guthrie, Millard Lampell, Bess Lomax Hawes, Pete Seeger, Arthur Stern, Sis Cunningham.

munroe

http://www.peteseeger.net/biograph.htm

 

More at the link. Too much "life" to this man to draw out a few random quotes.

Unionist

Thanks for this, munroe. I listened to the tribute this morning on CBC Sunday morning (should be available later on the internet). What a great man and how lucky we are to still have him among us.

 

munroe

After two years, I still haven't got the hang of starting threads!  This was supposed to be in Culture, because Seeger to me is a cultural icon.  I heard the CBC tribute as well and all I can say is that it was too short.  A remarkable person for sure....

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munroe

Thanks, Catch....

Unionist

How about Pete Seeger and the "Union Boys" helping the war effort in 1944:

[url=UAW-CIO[/url]">http://www.laborarts.org/exhibits/laborsings/song.cfm?id=20][=red]U...

Wait for the song to load and push "play".

 

Maysie Maysie's picture

I was raised by a Pete Seegar fan, and grew up with his music. 

As an aside, munroe, I've noticed that sometimes threads begin in "introductions" when they weren't designated there by the original poster, it's odd. Moving to "culture".

munroe

Thank you, Maysie. 

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

The McGarrigles (among others!)  are playing at his birthday bash.

Jingles

Hey Catchfire, that's ain't Pete Seeger...

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

That is very funny. And I am also very sorry to Pete Seeger. What a major brain lapse. I think I saw Woody Guthrie in the OP and then went to town without thinking.