R.I.P. Pete Seeger 1919-2014
|Where have all the Flowers Gone?|
It was with great sadness I heard of the death of Pete Seeger at the great old age of 94. I first heard PS as a very young chap listening to Children's favourites on a Saturday morning in the early sixties. His Little Boxes cover was always one to sing along to.
PS was a champion of Tradition Folk songs and kept true to his deep roots until the end. It is amazing to know that he was a contemporary of the great Woody Guthrie and sang with him.
His group the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy era and he later became a champion of the protest movement of the sixties.
PS was also a writer of songs and is probably most famous for his Where have all the flowers Gone, If I had a Hammer and Turn, Turn, Turn.
It was PS who first invited Dylan to sing at the Newport Folk Festival where Dylan later first turned electric.
To celebrate the great Pete Seegar here are five tracks of Pete covering Dylan. There are several different takes available of PS covering A Hard Rain.
PETE SEEGER - Farewell
PETE SEEGER - A Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall
PETE SEEGER - Paths of Victory
PETE SEEGER - Who Killed Davey Moore
PETE SEEGER - Forever Young
DYLAN COVERS # 135 R.I.P. Pete Seeger - Farewell/It's a Hard Rains a Gonna Fall/Paths of Victory/Who Killed Davey Moore/Forever Young...
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