Pete Seeger
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1919-05-03
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Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger Biography (Wikipedia)

Peter Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and social 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, Seeger 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!", which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement. "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 and Mary (1962) and Trini Lopez (1963) while the Byrds had a number one hit with "Turn! Turn! Turn!" in 1965.

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The Ghost Of Tom Joad
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The Ghost Of Tom Joad
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We Shall Overcome
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We Shall Overcome
Pete Seeger
Wreck of the Old 97
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Wreck of the Old 97
Pete Seeger
Where Have All The Flowers Gone
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Where Have All The Flowers Gone
Pete Seeger
Viva La Quince Brigada (Long Live the Fifteenth Brigade)
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Viva La Quince Brigada (Long Live the Fifteenth Brigade)
Pete Seeger
Getting' Up Holler
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Getting' Up Holler
Pete Seeger
If I Had a Hammer (Hammer Song)
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If I Had a Hammer (Hammer Song)
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Turn! Turn! Turn!
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Turn! Turn! Turn!
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Pete Seeger - Deportees
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Pete Seeger - Deportees
Pete Seeger
Bells of Rhymney
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Bells of Rhymney
Pete Seeger
Hard Rains-A-Gonna Fall
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Hard Rains-A-Gonna Fall
Pete Seeger
Guantanamera
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Guantanamera
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Waist Deep In The Big Muddy
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Waist Deep In The Big Muddy
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Casey Jones
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Casey Jones
Pete Seeger
Solidarity Forever
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Solidarity Forever
Pete Seeger
66 Highway Blues
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66 Highway Blues
Oscar Brand
Circle
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Circle
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Where have all the flowers gone?
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Where have all the flowers gone?
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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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Where Have All The Flowers Gone - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Where Have All The Flowers Gone - 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
Pete Seeger
Little Boxes
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Little Boxes
Pete Seeger
Oh How He Lied
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Oh How He Lied
Pete Seeger
Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There Is A Season)
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Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There Is A Season)
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My Oklahoma Home (It Blowed Away)
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My Oklahoma Home (It Blowed Away)
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Risselty Rosselty
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Risselty Rosselty
Lonnigans Skiffle Group & Pete Seeger
Midnight Special
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Midnight Special

Midnight Special

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Lonnigans Skiffle Group
Traditional American & Pete Seeger
The Old Hen
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The Old Hen

The Old Hen

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Traditional American
Pete Seeger
Which Side Are You On?
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Which Side Are You On?
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Turn, Turn, Turn
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Turn, Turn, Turn
Pete Seeger
Banks Of Marble
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Banks Of Marble
Pete Seeger
If I Had A Hammer
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If I Had A Hammer
Pete Seeger
If You Miss Me At The Back Of The Bus
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If You Miss Me At The Back Of The Bus
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Let it shine
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Let it shine
Pete Seeger
Victor Jara - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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Victor Jara - Royal Albert Hall 1978
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