Singer/songwriter was on hand for virtually every significant musical event of the 20th (and 21st) century.
By Fred Mills
Pete Seeger passed away yesterday (Jan. 27) at New York’s Presbyterian Hospital at the ripe old age of 94, and the music world genuinely mourns his passing. But there’s great reason to cheer as well because we can celebrate the folksinger’s legacy and immense contributions to the American—hell, make that international—musical tapestry. So rather than editorialize, I’d rather submit some of his music for consideration. At the bottom is a clip from his appearance last September at the annual Farm Aid concert, which would turn out to be one of the great man’s final live performances.
Go to the Seeger Wikipedia page for a superb summary of the man, his life and his times: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Seeger (photo also from Wikipedia, 2007 by Anthony Pepitone)