R.I.P. Peter Seeger

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Re: R.I.P. Peter Seeger

Postby Greg » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:03 pm

A video of Pete Seeger performing "This Land Is Your Land" with his grandson and Bruce Springsteen at Obama's first inauguration:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnvCPQqQWds
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Re: R.I.P. Peter Seeger

Postby danfrank » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:51 pm

A great man indeed. It's sad to think that we won't be hearing him sing at any more rallies.

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Re: R.I.P. Peter Seeger

Postby Mister Tee » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:55 pm

One of a kind. A man true to himself over nearly a century. He brushed off societal dismissal, kept on his own path -- and will be remembered far longer than those who sneered at him as outdated.

I saw him perform at Carnegie Hall, a benefit for the Newport Folk Festival; 1972. He was an utterly guileless performer -- had a jaded audience of NYers doing part-singalongs of "Wimoweh" and "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder". His love of the American songbook was palpable. And he was associated with so many songs I love -- "Goodnight, Irene", "If I had a Hammer', "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" My last real memory of him will be his singing the oft-censored verse of "This Land is Your Land" at the Lincoln Memorial prior to Obama's inauguration. A perfect note on which to immortalize him.
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R.I.P. Peter Seeger

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:35 am

“‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” - Voltaire


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