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Thanks for everything, Pete

January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger has died at age 94. Along with writing songs that have become iconic and at the soul of the American folk music movement, Pete was a life-long activist and withstood being blacklisted to hold his place as a bonafide legend.

Posted by admin at January 28, 2014 6:08 AM


Maybe a short stream of Mr. Seeger music would be in order!

Posted by: George Newth at January 28, 2014 10:34 AM

Maybe a long stream of music! What a credit to the human race! He will be missed, but leaves behind a tremendous legacy.

Posted by: Ellen McCurdy at January 28, 2014 10:36 AM

I was fortunate enough to meet Pete Seeger once. I cried this morning when I learned of his death. May his songs live on forever. Perhaps he is Sailing Down his own Golden River.

Posted by: Melvin Davidson at January 28, 2014 12:37 PM

RIP Pete. You will be missed!

Posted by: Roger Heatley at January 28, 2014 1:31 PM

He gave me my introduction to folk music, as a young teen with a guitar, learning to play. I learned the songs in his song book, and have loved his music and his messages ever since. Thank you, Pete, you will be missed.

Posted by: Christine Frick at January 28, 2014 2:14 PM

RIP Pete. An American Legend.

Posted by: Joe Laskoski at January 28, 2014 2:37 PM

I can't remember when Pete Seeger wasn't part of my life. Early on, I learned about him getting blacklisted. My parents explained to me what a special moment it was when he was again permitted to play in public/on TV. I remember him playing with the Weavers. From his support of the Hudson River to singing Hey Zhankoye to the most recent film about him, he was part of my life. Think about all of the folk singers he influenced!

Posted by: Merryl Kravitz at January 29, 2014 7:50 PM

I also don't remember my life without Pete Seeger. We are blessed to have had him on our planet the same time as us.

Posted by: Mary Kambic at January 29, 2014 9:36 PM

Thank you for the music, the inspiration and the love that drew a crowd together in peace & harmony whilst actively speaking out on justice. Amazing accomplishment and example to us all. From one of my favourite Pete song "The Dove":
... Welcome the feathery, mild
The sure, the invincible dove
And dream of such things to be
The wind at peace with the wave
The land at peace with the sea
The brave at peace with the brave.

Posted by: Monica Shepherd at January 30, 2014 9:38 AM

I saw Pete several times, most often with Arlo. I remember watching the two of them together, with such respect for each other. If Pete was playing alone (that is, leading the audience in song), Arlo sat nearby on the floor watching. Likewise when Arlo was playing alone. Of course, they played a lot together, and their affection for each other was obvious.

I started playing in the early 60's, and Pete's banjo book and recordings have always been nearby. I even played "To My Old Brown Earth" at my wife's mother's memorial.

He lived life well, and made it matter. Peace, Pete.

Posted by: Don Venne at January 30, 2014 1:59 PM

Although Pete died, it is not really a time to be sad.
Pete lived a long and full live, and left us with a lot of songs and tunes, which still will be song in time to come, if we share his legacy and learn those songs and tunes to our children, so they can do the same.

Than Pete will live on forever, and come haunt us when we do not sing in tune.

Thank you, Pete.
May you rest in peace!


Posted by: Bert MariŽn at January 31, 2014 7:13 PM

I was fortunate to have seen Pete a number of times over the years, most recently, on November 30, 2013, with Arlo Guthrie at Carnegie Hall for the Thanksgiving show. An amazing man who taught me a lot about life and music, he will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, Pete. I wish I believed that you are reunited with your beloved Toshi and organizing the angels with Woody.

Posted by: Scott Thompson at February 1, 2014 12:54 PM

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