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.
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.”
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