Pete Seeger

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Birth Name: Pete Seeger
Born: 05/03/1919
Birth Place: Patterson, New York, USA
Death Place: New York, New York, USA
Died: 01/27/2014

Widely accepted as a great American radical hero, Pete Seeger was not only a gifted and prolific troubadour dedicated to preserving the heritage of folk music but a fearless warrior for change who inspired generations of protest singers with his vast array of politically and socially-conscious songs. As the driving force behind both The Almanac Singers and The Weavers, Seeger initially became a permanent fixture of post-war radio but then found himself on the blacklist during the end of the McCarthy era due to his strong left-wing beliefs. On his solo return in the early 1960s, he continued to rally against the establishment by campaigning tirelessly in support of civil rights, internati... Continue Bio >>

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