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To Pete Seeger: for 75 years as an inspitational musician. 
Post: #1   PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:03 pm Reply with quote
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At 94, he had a good life. And he inspired the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, The Byrds, Bruce Springsteen and many more. No one else on the forum seems to have acknowledged his life and impact on music. I suppose they don't even know who he was. So thank you from me, Pete Seeger.
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:13 pm Reply with quote
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Where Have All The Flowers Gone
If I Had a Hammer
Turn Turn Turn
Bring 'em Home

To name but 4 of many wonderful meaningful songs.A voice in the wilderness perhaps but you kept on trying to the end. R.I😆P. Pete
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RIP Pete Seeger.

Journo I'm sure I'm not the only one who does know who he was but who was not a fan of his music nor of the music of any of those you listed as having been inspired by him.
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The man who introduced Martin Luther King to the song which has become internationally anthem for civil rights - "We shall overcome".

Banned for almost two decades from US TV & radio for his beliefs, he was convicted in 1961 for contempt of Congress charges when he refused to name the people he associated with in the late1930s & early 1940s who got together as anti-fascists (conviction quashed in 1962).

Upset Lyndon Johnson in 1967 with his anti-Vietnam War song which included

Every time I read the paper
those old feelings come on
We are waist deep in the Big Muddy
and the big fool says to push on.

Seegers song to President Roosevelt

His appearance at President Obama's Inauguration where he sang the two verses of Woody Guthrie's "this land is your land" that are usually left out:

Was a high wall there that tried to stop me
A sign was painted said: Private Property,
But on the back side it didn't say nothing
This land was made for you and me.


And:

One bright sunny morning in the shadow of the steeple
By the Relief Office I saw my people
As they stood hungry, I stood there wondering if
This land was made for you and me.


He was one of the founders of the Middle East Children's Alliance, organised by a Jewish woman (Barbara Lubin) to help Palestinian, Iraqi & Lebanese kids.

A man who stood by his beliefs and worked for anybody oppressed.

A great man.

RIP

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