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Pete Seeger had passed on. Please share your thoughts with the public.

  1. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image82
    J - R - Fr13m9nposted 3 years ago

    Pete Seeger, activist, singer, songwriter and musician has passed away at the age of 94 years. His activism and music served as an inspiration to many. I can feel the loss in my heart. Now he is among the other great people who were a catalyst of social change now and in the 20th century.

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Many people don't know, but Pete was the nephew of poet Alan Seeger, the author of  'I Have a Rendezvous with Death.' (Alan died in battle during World War I at the age of 28 and that poem was a favorite of President John F. Kennedy.) It would be an appropriate day to read that poem again.

    2. oz-vitez profile image82
      oz-vitezposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I loved his song 'Night Moves.' Truly wonderful.

      1. Writer Fox profile image78
        Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That is by Bob Seger, who is still very much alive.

        1. oz-vitez profile image82
          oz-vitezposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Oh; Pete Seeger? Never heard of him.

    3. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image88
      Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I saw that headline on Reuters.  94 years old, you say?  Quite an impressive run!  Rest in peace, sir!

    4. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      If I Had a Hammer
      Turn, Turn, Turn
      Where Have All The Flowers Gone
      Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

      Thank you, Pete Seeger, for all the pleasure of listening to your songs. Rest in Peace, dear song writer and singer.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I know all those songs...(except the last)...but I have always been most terrible at connecting specific songs to their writers/artists.  sad
        I am familiar with those songs from the Peter, Paul and Mary albums.....  hate to show my ignorance, but was Pete Seeger the "Peter" of that band, or was PP&M just  what we now call a 'cover band?'

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
          Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          No, that was Peter Yarrow in PP&M.
          Big Muddy:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXnJVkEX8O4

          1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
            DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for clarifying...

      2. JayeWisdom profile image93
        JayeWisdomposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I loved all those folk songs "back in the day" and think they are still good music with relevant lyrics. I'm glad Pete Seegar lived to the great age of 94. He leaves behind a life full of achievement.  RIP.

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    I read an interesting article in a heavy metal magazine (of all places) a while ago that mentioned Mr. Seeger. Apparently during the height of the Cold War in the 1960s, Pete Seeger was the first American musician to be invited to come play in Russia. All other American music was, of course, banned because of its "Decadent" or "evil" nature but the Russian authorities felt that Mr. Seeger was a "kindred spirit" that their people could relate to.
    Years later, of course, nearly every big Western rock band has traveled to Russia at least once (Scorpions, AC/DC, Metallica, etc.) but Pete Seeger led the way!!

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      So you're saying we have Pete to thank for this moment?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P789Nb6pbsY

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Hahahahaha!! Actually, I think we have Germany to thank for that. Their fanaticism for The Hoff's music (and that epic clip of him singing atop the crumbling Berlin Wall, in a neon jacket) led to him becoming the unofficial mascot of the Fall of Communism (with the Scorpions' "Wind of Change" as the theme song...)

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I beg you to watch that clip to the end. lol
          (Sorry to make this addendum to Pete's thread.)

          edit: I only made it 9 min in, but I'll never forget those 9 min. as long as I live.

          1. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
            Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            OMG ! Was he really serious? I hope the people in Russia do not relate that sorry excuse for a show to all of us. I much more enjoyed the Sponge Bob cartoon when Hasselhoff rescued Sponge Bob and Patrick on a surf board.

            Pete Seeger was greatly loved and appreciated -- Hassel hog not so much.

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Not much of a comparison. lol

    2. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You are right. And Pete Seeger led the way for many with his songs that have given us years of enjoyment and thoughts to ponder on.

  3. Traci Ruffner profile image81
    Traci Ruffnerposted 3 years ago

    This song...about the lies we tell our kids in school.  Excellent one!  RIP Pete Seeger. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cttKL9yLD_Y

  4. spartucusjones profile image91
    spartucusjonesposted 3 years ago

    As a music fan I always had an fascination with music's connection to the protest movement and it's link to social activism. I actually did a series of hubs on the topic of protest songs. Pete Seeger was an important part of the development of socially conscious music. RIP

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The Big Muddy is a perfect example as being  part of the protest movement -- and it is evergreen, thanks Pete.

      1. spartucusjones profile image91
        spartucusjonesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It is. I plan on eventually continuing my series of protest songs hubs, and I was planning on doing one on anti-war protest songs. Big Muddy would definitely fit into that. "We Shall Overcome" (a traditional tune which he modified and popularized) made my list of civil rights protest songs. He truly was an important artist.

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
          Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, he was. His songs had messages for all of us.

  5. suzettenaples profile image89
    suzettenaplesposted 3 years ago

    He was a wonderful talent from a simpler and gentler time.  The themes of his songs brought people together and his melodies beautiful.  He lived a long and productive life.  May be rest in peace, which he sang about.

  6. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

    RIP, Pete - we now know where at least one precious flower has gone.

  7. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image82
    J - R - Fr13m9nposted 3 years ago

    I am much appreciative for the comments and threads that have branched out regarding this forum on the passing of Pete Seeger. Some of you have shared interesting information that can educate the readers and myself included. Keep on commenting as long as you wish. My thanks are extended to the commentators.
    Peace, Social and Environmental Justice

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    Im glad you brought this thread back. I heard two different interviews with Pete on NPR and I was wishing I could post them for you. I looked it up, hopefully these are the ones I heard.

    http://www.npr.org/artists/15869924/pete-seeger

  9. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image82
    J - R - Fr13m9nposted 3 years ago

    Many thanks for sharing this NPR link of Pete Seeger.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You're welcome. smile

 
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