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Pete Seeger

Posted by JohnB on Thursday, February 28, 2008

I watched the Pete Seeger program last night and came away with a renewed appreciation for, not only his banjo playing - but his performance style as well. There are not too many among us who can get up in front of a audience armed with just a banjo and little else and make crowd pleasing music the way he could. He was truly a great performer and musician.

5 comments on “Pete Seeger”

mainejohn Says:
Thursday, February 28, 2008 @9:07:15 PM

...and he still is!  BTW...I grew up in Roxbury...played Little League Baseball against New Milford in the 50's.

Sy Lehrman Says:
Thursday, February 28, 2008 @9:09:18 PM

Now don't you go referring to Pete in the past tense.

JohnB Says:
Thursday, February 28, 2008 @9:57:43 PM

Apologies - I Didn't mean to refer to him in the past tense  - It's just that he hardly  performs at all any more. He continues to be one of my few heros for a variety of reasons not limited to music 

Sy Lehrman Says:
Friday, February 29, 2008 @1:51:42 AM

Yes, his voice is rather poor these days and is, therefore, largely retired. I have long been an admirer and it increased when I realized what a victory he won back in the siteis when he not only got on CBS but had his son, If I had a Hammer become a national hit after all the history of that song in the previous twenty years. It is really quite remarkable. I once had occasion to relate the story to a school teacher and she was quite shocked at the whole tale and had, apparently known nothing about it.

Sean ONeel Says:
Sunday, March 2, 2008 @3:04:38 AM

Sy Lehrman Says:

Yes, his voice is rather poor these days and is, therefore, largely retired.

I'd like to be getting around that well at almost-90. Pete has forgotten more folk songs than most of us will ever learn.

I figure that inventing the long neck, and coining the terms "hammer on" and "pull off" alone are enough to make anybody legendary.

One of my favorite Pete-facts is that Dr. King heard Pete doing "We Shall Overcome" and liked it so much that it became the anthem for the Civil Rights Movement.

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