Friday, May 14, 2010

Pete Seeger Is Still Around

Pete Seeger is an American folk singer and iconic figure in the mid-20th century American Folk music revival. In the '60s, he was a much beloved prominent figure composing protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, and for environmental causes. He co-authored such songs as "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?", "If I Had a Hammer", and "This Land is Your Land". He was closely associated with Woody and Arlo Guthrie, Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, and others.

Always a controversial figure because of his very supportive positions on civil rights and peace, Pete's perfomances ranged from entertaining Eleanor Roosevelt at a racially integrated Valentine's Party in segregated Washington DC in 1944, to appearing in 2009 (shown above) at Barack Obama's Inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial with Bruce Springsteen, performing "This Land Is Your Land."

At the age of 91, Seeger remains politically active and resides in the Hudson Valley area of New York. God bless Pete Seeger.

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