Pete Seeger

Vox Pop
2:50 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Vox Pop : Pete Seeger : 1/28/14

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It’s a day of mixed emotions today as we remember the iconic Pete Seeger. The sadness of his passing last night at the age of 94 is eased by the celebration of his long and impactful life. Today we want to talk about our friend Pete.

Pete Seeger, remembered - Hour 1

Pete Seeger, remembered - Hour 2

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Music Lists
2:04 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

5 Pete Seeger Songs To Sing Together

Pete Singer performs at a convention of The Public Citizen in Washington, DC in 1981.
Mickey Adair Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 6:40 pm

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12:53 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Remembering Pete Seeger & His Music

Pete Seeger in a 1956 television performance.
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His music catalog and social activism spanned six decades, but now a major folk voice has been silenced. Beacon resident Pete Seeger died Monday night in  New York City  after being hospitalized for six days.

As a teenager in 1936, Seeger joined the Young Communist League. An early recording features Seeger on "c" for Conscription, a track that appeared on Songs for John Doe, the 1941 debut album of the Almanac Singers, an influential early folk music group.

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12:30 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Region's Musicians Saddened By Seeger's Death

Pete Seeger’s musical legacy touched many lives, including those of many folk singers across the region. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with a few this morning about his influence on their music.

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Monkey See
10:08 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger And The Public Choir

Pete Seeger performs during a concert marking his 90th birthday at Madison Square Garden in New York on May 3, 2009.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 9:35 am

Much will be said and has been said about Pete Seeger, who died Monday at 94, as an activist and musician. Blacklisted, tireless, stubborn, and funny, he wrote a lot of songs that seem to have simply always existed: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?", "If I Had A Hammer," "Turn, Turn, Turn."

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9:56 am
Tue January 28, 2014

A Bridge In His Honor

Credit WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

A town official in the Hudson Valley is writing to New York state officials, urging them to consider naming a bridge in honor and in memory of Pete Seeger, who passed away today.

Pete Seeger employed his music in a push for a cleaner river in the 1960s (long before others took on the cause).

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7:51 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock remembers the life and legacy of Pete Seeger.

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3:54 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Folk Singer And Activist Pete Seeger Dies At Age 94

Pete Seeger, the legendary folk singer and banjo player who became an American icon by using protest songs to push for social changes over the 20th century and beyond, died yesterday. He was 94.

With dozens of records, Seeger was a titan in folk music, from early collaborations with Woody Guthrie to a celebrated career with The Weavers to appearances at benefit concerts that continued through his final days. To wit, he remained politically engaged at the Farm Aid concert in Saratoga Springs in September 2013, singing new lyrics to “This Land Is Your Land” with rock stars like Neil Young and Dave Matthews that claimed “New York was made to be frack-free,” referring to the controversial gas drilling process.

Alan Chartock speaks with Pete Seeger about the song "We Shall Overcome"


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New York News
1:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Local Artists, Grammy Nominees

The Albany Symphony Orchestra has been nominated for a Grammy award.   The 80-year old Orchestra gets its first grammy nomination for its recording of composer John Corigliano’s “Conjurer – Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra,” featuring the world-acclaimed percussionist Evelyn Glennie, with maestro David Alan Miller of Delmar. The nod comes under the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo. The recording was released earlier this year.

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Hudson Valley News
1:55 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Lorre Wyatt Talks About Benefit Concert, Working With Pete Seeger

Lorre Wyatt and Pete Seeger rehearsing before the 9/1/2013 benefit concert for WAMC.
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Pete Seeger, Lorre Wyatt, Guy Davis, and friends performed a benefit concert for WAMC earlier this month at the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill. After the September 8 show, singer and songwriter Lorre Wyatt spoke with WAMC’s Allison Dunne.

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