Pete Seeger
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1919-05-03
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Pete Seeger

Biography

Peter "Pete" Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of ...

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Biography

Peter "Pete" Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture and environmental causes.

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If I Had A Hammer - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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If I Had A Hammer - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Camera Song - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Camera Song - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Oh Hard Is The Fortune Of Womenkind / Homestaed Troubles - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Oh Hard Is The Fortune Of Womenkind / Homestaed Troubles - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Victor Jara - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Victor Jara - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Garbage - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Garbage - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Lonesome Valley - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Lonesome Valley - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
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Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
Bruce Springsteen
The Ghost Of Tom Joad
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The Ghost Of Tom Joad
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What Did You Learn in School Today?
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What Did You Learn in School Today?
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We Are 5,000 / M.S. / Gunatanamera - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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We Are 5,000 / M.S. / Gunatanamera - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Banjo Instrumental - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Banjo Instrumental - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Viva La Quince Brigada (Long Live The 15th Brigade)
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Viva La Quince Brigada (Long Live The 15th Brigade)
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Oh Sacred World, Sailing Down My Golden River
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Oh Sacred World, Sailing Down My Golden River
Bess Hawes & Pete Seeger
Viva La Quince Brigada
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Viva La Quince Brigada
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Turn Turn Turn
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Turn Turn Turn
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Pete Seeger Biography

Peter "Pete" Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture and environmental causes.

A prolific songwriter, his best-known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" (with Joe Hickerson), "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" (with Lee Hays of the Weavers), and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" (lyrics adapted from Ecclesiastes), which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are sung throughout the world. "Flowers" was a hit recording for the Kingston Trio (1962); Marlene Dietrich, who recorded it in English, German and French (1962); and Johnny Rivers (1965). "If I Had a Hammer" was a hit for Peter, Paul & Mary (1962) and Trini Lopez (1963), while the Byrds had a number one hit with "Turn! Turn! Turn!" in 1965.

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