CONTEXT

May 3, 2011

To everything there is a season

Filed under: Uncategorized — jchatoff @ 12:06 am
Tags: , , ,

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:

Advertisements

4 Comments »

  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


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.