Peter “Pete” Seeger was a very talented American folk singer with many hit records and prominent singer of protest in support of; peace and international disarmament; the poor and homeless; civil rights and justice; environmental causes; and counterculture. Readers are encouraged to learn about this brave social activist humanitarian and talented artist who moved history and had an estimated (by this Author) relatively high degree of intuition. Pete Seeger was born May 3, 1919 in New York, New York to parents who were talented musicians and teachers. He died January 27, 2014 reportedly of natural causes.
As I think about his life on this first day after his death here are six of the many highlights that immediately come to mind:
1. His songs often seemed to embrace a core of universal truth and striving for a better and more just and caring world. As a song writer, he was the author or co-author of “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” with Joe Hickerson, “If I Had a Hammer” with Lee Hays, and “Turn, Turn, Turn!”. Pete Seeger was one of the folksingers responsible for popularizing the spiritual “We Shall Overcome”.
2. Pete Seeger was a regular performer on Back Where I Come From in 1940–1941 which was unique at the time in having a racially integrated cast. The show reportedly was an identified success but lacked commercial sponsors for nationwide broadcasting because of its integrated cast.
6. On October 21, 2011, at age 92, Pete Seeger was part of a solidarity march with Occupy Wall Street to Columbus Circle in New York City.
And, here is an excerpt from pages 6 and 7 of “Holland’s Theory: Strengthening It” © 1986 that does seem especially relevant to (the artist) Pete Seeger:
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