Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger RIP

The Vinyl Word raises a glass to folk singer Pete Seeger, who has died aged 94. From his time with the Weavers in the 1940s and the McCarthy era of the fifties when he was blacklisted and throughout his life he was a symbol of protest and the left. He wrote or co-wrote Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had A Hammer and Turn Turn Turn and popularised the civil rights anthem We Shall Overcome and was true to his political beliefs until the end.
My photo shows Pete (second left) on stage with Peter Paul and Mary at the New Orleans jazzfest in 1995.


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