The first time I'd ever heard of Pete Seeger was around 1963/64. Remember my folks old davenport full of records that I've mentioned before? Well, besides Elvis, Skeeter Davis and Frank Ifield, there was The Seekers with "If I had a Hammer" and Peter, Paul and Mary giving cudos to Pete for writing "Where have all the Flowers Gone". And then in later life, the Byrds with "Turn, Turn, Turn". And because music was and still is so important to me, I'm sure that my early life was impacted by the music of Pete Seeger. I can actually still recall how I felt when I first heard "Little Boxes" and how it made me think and think and think. His song list is huge!
I'd like to say goodbye and thank you to Pete for the years of musical enjoyment and for opening my young mind. Arlo Guthrie has a beautiful post honoring Pete on his Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/arloguthrie?hc_location=timeline He's sums it up by saying:
|RIP Pete Seeger|