May 3, 2011

To everything there is a season

Filed under: Uncategorized — jchatoff @ 12:06 am
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Pete Seeger sings for Eleanor Roosevelt during WWII - photo by Joseph Horne, LoC.

There may be a lot going on in the world, but here is what is really important today – it’s Pete Seeger’s birthday.

Himself is 92 and I wish him joy in the same measure he’s given it to the world.  He’s had a very busy life, both politically and musically and you can read all about it here.

Seeger and The Weavers were the unlikeliest of revolutionaries, but they went from a hit in 1950 to being blacklisted by 1956.  Pete Seeger refused to testify before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee and was convicted of contempt. His conviction was finally overturned in 1961, but by then The Weavers were no more.

They reunited at Carnegie Hall in the early 80’s, to the delight of their millions of fans:



  1. Fab!!!!!!!!!! Got me on a whole folk trip out thank you.


    Comment by avery — May 3, 2011 @ 11:34 am | Reply

  2. How great! How beautiful! How full of joy! It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you


    Comment by GALYA TARMU — May 3, 2011 @ 2:14 pm | Reply

  3. COOL!! =D


    Comment by nina c — May 3, 2011 @ 10:33 pm | Reply

  4. Wow! Was that ever wonderful. Love that man and them. Care to hear my rendition of their “Goodnight Irene.”


    Comment by Carol — May 4, 2011 @ 5:34 pm | Reply

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