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Pete Seeger Catches the Westbound

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Pete Seeger, the man considered to be one of the pioneers of contemporary folk music who inspired legions of activist singer-songwriters, died Monday.

 

He was 94.

 

Seeger's best known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)" and "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)."

 

His grandson Kitama Cahill Jackson says that the singer died of natural causes at New York Presbyterian Hospital on Monday evening.

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Damn.

 

Thanks for the heads up.

 

Crazy how someone you never met can make you feel like you're in the same room as each other.

 

RIP.

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Pete Seeger kind of exemplifies the late-1950's/ early-1960's folk music/protest music scene. He also pioneered a particular type of banjo, one with an extra-long neck, which gave the instrument another, lower octave, if memory serves.

 

RIP Pete, ya old commie.

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