Peter Seeger (1919 - 2014) MP

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Birthplace: French Hospital, New York, New York, New York, United States
Death: Died in New York, New York, New York, United States
Cause of death: "peacefully in his sleep"
Occupation: musician, singer, songwriter, social activist
Managed by: Nathan Truit Dunn
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About Peter Seeger

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Seeger

Peter "Pete" Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and an iconic figure in the mid-twentieth century American folk music revival: A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers, most notably the 1950 recording of Leadbelly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of The Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, and for environmental causes.

As a song writer, he is best known as the author or co-author of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" (composed with Lee Hays of The Weavers), and "Turn, Turn, Turn!", which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are still sung throughout the world. "Flowers" was a hit recording for The Kingston Trio (1962), Marlene Dietrich, who recorded it in English, German and French (1962), and Johnny Rivers (1965). "If I Had a Hammer" was a hit for Peter, Paul & Mary (1962) and Trini Lopez (1963), while The Byrds popularized "Turn, Turn, Turn!" in the mid-1960s, as did Judy Collins in 1964. Seeger was one of the folksingers most responsible for popularizing the spiritual "We Shall Overcome" (also recorded by Joan Baez and many other singer-activists) that became the acknowledged anthem of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement, soon after folk singer and activist Guy Carawan introduced it at the founding meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960.

For further reading

  1. THE PROTEST SINGER: Pete Seeger and American folk music Alec Wilkinson, The New Yorker, April 17, 2006
  2. Pete Seeger Appreciation Page
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Pete Seeger's Timeline

1919
May 3, 1919
New York, New York, New York, United States
1920
1920
Putnam, Washington, New York, United States

Household
Relation to head Name Age
Head Charles L Seeger, Jr 33
Wife Constance E Seeger 23
Son Charles L Seeger, 3rd 7
Son John J Seeger 5
Son Peter Seeger 8 months

1940
1940
Age 20
Silver Spring, Montgomery, Maryland, United States

Household
Relation to head Name Age
Head Charles L Seeger 53
Wife Ruth Crawford Seeger 39
Son Michael Seeger 6
Daughter Margaret Seeger 4
Daughter Barbara Monia Seeger 3
Son Peter Seeger 21

1942
July 24, 1942
Age 23
Anniston, Calhoun, Alabama, United States

Peter Seeger
Birth: 1919
 New York
Residence:
 District Of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Enlistment: July 24 1942
 Ft Mcclellan, Alabama, USA
Serial #: 34335466
Grade alpha: Pvt
Grade code: Private
Branch alpha: Bi
Branch code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, Usa
Term of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration of The War or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion of The President or Otherwise According To Law
Army component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Race and citizenship: White, Citizen
Education: 1 Year of College
Civil Occupation: Musicians and Teachers of Music
Marital status: Single, with Dependents
Source: Civil Life
Box #: 0784
Reel #: 3.206

1943
1943
Age 23
2007
March 15, 2007
- March 17, 2007
Age 87
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
2014
January 27, 2014
Age 94
New York, New York, New York, United States