03 May 2009

Happy 90th Birthday, Pete Seeger

A man synonymous with folk-singing, who influenced several generations of singers from every genre of vocal music, and an activist for human rights and the environment, Pete Seeger, is celebrating his 90th birthday today. And the world is celebrating as well, and rightly so. I remember singing from the Pete Seeger songbook when I was a kid at summer camp, and singing Seeger lullabies to my own children when they were babies.

Here, from the controversial episode of The Smothers Brothers Show (from which CBS censored his version of Waist Deep in the Big Muddy), here's Pete Seeger with one of his iconic songs:

To 120, Pete Seeger, to 120.

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