from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Seeger, Peter Known as "Pete.” Born 1919. American folk singer who was largely responsible for the revival of American folk music in the 1950s and 1960s. His songs, many of which have social or political themes, include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and "If I Had a Hammer.”
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- n. United States folk singer who was largely responsible for the interest in folk music in the 1960s (born in 1919)
- n. United States poet killed in World War I (1888-1916)
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And so Pete Seeger is off TV, and the Smothers do this sketch that makes fun of LBJ, and President Johnson calls William Paley, the president of CBS, at three in the morning to complain.
So automatically, Pete Seeger is gone, and because he's so aggressive in his beliefs, he's off primetime for 17 years.
The revival of interest in Seeger predates Power of Song, originally unveiled at last spring's Tribeca Film Festival.
Pataki, an unusual ally, has called Seeger “the master of finding common ground” with others.
Recalling Seeger in particular and protest songs in general.
Washington Post music critic J. Freedom du Lac calls Seeger one of the most significant artist-activists in 20th-century American music.
Washington Post music critic J. Freedom du Lac calls Seeger
Liberals may concur in calling Seeger’s Stalinism romantic, if unfortunate although “American Masters” viewers are not supposed to; the Stalinism is not supposed to exist.
More than 100 titles – including the songs of Seeger and Guthrie, Negro songs from Alabama, and instrumental instruction booklets – were published in an eight-year period before Asch and Silber sold the company in 1967.
The magazine was frequently on the brink of financial disaster, but was supported by the likes of Pete Seeger, a regular contributor, and Paul Robeson.
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