The man partially responsible for folk classics like “If I Had a Hammer,” ”Turn, Turn, Turn,” ”Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” has died. Pete Seeger was 94 years old.

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Both an activist and a musician, Seeger sang against Hitler and nuclear power. In 2011, he joined the Occupy Wall Street movement, a pair of canes holding him up as  he walked nearly 2 miles with hundreds of protesters around him, some holding guitars.

Seeger is also credited with popularizing “We Shall Overcome,” which he printed in his publication “People’s Song” in 1948. Seeger was careful not to take credit for the anthem of the civil rights movement, saying his only contribution was changing “will” to “shall,” because it “opens up the mouth better.”


Source: AP 



1 Comment

  • Sahaphap says:

    Truly sad news about Pete Seeger, one of the true greats. Given that he was 94, it’s not unexpected, but I’d still rather hoped he was secretly immortal. R.I.P. Pete Seeger.