31 January 2014

Vale Pete Seeger

Folk music icon Pete Seeger passed away a few days ago at the age of 94.

Over his long life Pete made a massive contribution to folk music, as a song-writer, performer, and activist.

Like any other folk music club, we would have heard countless Pete Seeger songs performed at our events over the years.

Pete leaves a huge legacy of music - the many songs he wrote, other songs such as We Shall Overcome that he brought to prominence, thousands of recordings - and a long and proud record of campaigning for social justice.

We'll be thinking of you when next we sing, Pete.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Sitting in a slum school in Dhaka today with 30+ children sing 'We Shall Overcome' was a moving experience - Pete would have well pleased

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