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Pete Seeger RIP

The veteran folk songwriter and champion has died at the age of 94

Pete Seeger. Photo: Annie Leibovitz

Tue, Jan 28, 2014, 07:43

   

The death has taken place of the veteran folk singer and songwriter Pete Seeger at the age of 94.

One of folk music’s most heralded champions, Seeger lived a full and vibrant life. A regular and promenient figure in many civil rights, environmental and anti-war protests, Seeger was also a significant figure in the folk revival of the 1950s and acted as a mentor to the likes of Bob Dylan and others.

In more recent years, Bruce Springsteen released and toured the “We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions” album based on Seeger’s stock of traditional music.

New York Times’ obituary here.