Pete Seeger





Pete Seeger

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born
in New York, New York, The United States
May 03, 1919

died
January 27, 2014

gender
male

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Peter Seeger, better known as Pete Seeger, was a folk singer, political activist, and a key figure in the mid-20th century American folk music revival. As a member of the Weavers, he had a string of hits, including a 1949 recording of Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene" that topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. However, his career as a mainstream performer was seriously curtailed by the Second Red Scare: he came under severe attack as a former member of the Communist Party of the United States of America. Later, he re-emerged on the public scene as a pioneer of protest music in the late 1950s and the 1960s.

He was perhaps best known as the author or co-author of the songs "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)"...more


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More books by Pete Seeger…
“Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't. ”
Pete Seeger

“Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.”
Pete Seeger

“If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.”
Pete Seeger

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