Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger is first and foremost a folk singer, but his roles as songwriter, folklorist, labor activist, environmentalist, radical leftist, rabble-rouser and peace advocate cannot be underestimated. He was the first singer to inject politics into the lyrics of folk songs and while he’s not known for his songwriting, many of his compositions have become folk and pop standards including “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine,” “Turn Turn Turn,” “If I Had a Hammer,” “Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?.” Seeger also rewrote and... Read More

City Of Origin:
New York City, New York, United States
Genre:
Folk, Traditional Folk, Kids, Kids’ Folk
Birthdate:
05/03/1919
Death date:
01/27/2014
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