Tag: Pete Seeger

08/23/14

Pete Seeger

pete seeger with banjo

Peter “Pete” Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly’s “Goodnight, Irene”, which topped the […]

05/05/09

Pete Seeger Celebrates his 90th Birthday – Musicians gather at Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden, May 4 2009: On the occasion of his 90th birthday, performers gathered to pay tribute to Pete Seeger, recipient of the Rex Foundation’s 2001 Ralph J. Gleason Award. This link is a story about Pete Seeger in the New York Times.