PETE SEEGER – GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN

PETE SEEGER

I thought Pete Seeger would live forever … or at least to 100. There was something eternal about Pete. Always on the side of right and justice for everyone. He made a difference in my world and I think the greater world too. You couldn’t silence Pete Seeger. You couldn’t scare him away.

He saved the Hudson River, virtually single-handed and probably kept folk music alive in the world. Pete Seeger was there when I was a little kid, always singing — all the way into my senior citizenship. What a life! He made me want to sing, too.

He can never be replaced. A true gentleman, a patriot, a real stand up guy … and one of a kind.



Categories: American history, Celebrities, In Memorium, Music

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  1. I’ll commemorate his timeless wit with a bad pun. Why couldn’t the ever-conscientious Pete Seeger tour around with a regular group of background singers?

    Because Seegerettes are unhealthy for you.

    (Hm, not sure that one’s worth ringing the Bells of Rhymney for, lol)

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  2. I felt so sad when I heard that he had died, Marilyn – and I love your piece on him. A true one-off. xxx

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  3. Gratifying to see the attention he received on the network news shows. I wonder what the local kids did. Pete who?

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. He was a great man. Where have all the folk singers gone?

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  5. The best kind of American. We should all strive to emulate his dedication to the environment, to equality, and the true American ideal. I saw him in concert with Arlo Guthrie in the late 1970s and I can still see him in my mind. Now he is singing with Woody again.

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  6. His influence could never be overstated.
    I saw him a few years ago at his 90th birthday concert. One of the highlights of my concert going career.

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  7. He was an era and an ideal, not just a man. I doubt if any future singer will ever have such a lasting influence for good.

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    • I always thought of him as the ultimate idealist, a man who never lost faith, never gave up, never lost hope. That optimism, that we could make it better if we worked together was a wonderful thing … a rare thing. You are right. I don’t think there could ever be another who comes close to his influence over — what, three generations? May his legacy endure.

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  8. In some ways he will, through all his incredible songs. What a great man.

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  9. I’m with you here. I featured him today too and one of the same songs and another that I love. Hope you and Garry are well and happy. πŸ™‚

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  10. A loss like that feels like a piece of me.

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  11. yeah … one of a kind.
    the well is a lot dryer today.

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