For more than 70 years, singer Pete Seeger championed folk music, highlighting the genre’s important place in musical heritage. Seeger also served as an inspiration and mentor for the numerous revivals of folk music, dating from the 1950s and 60s to present day. Along the way, he guided many famous musicians, including Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, and supported a wide variety of causes and political movements. His influence can be heard in current musical groups such as Mumford & Sons. Seeger died on January 28, 2014, at the age of 94.
Musician and singer Pete Seeger
The death of a legend can challenge the future of any movement, but folk music had no greater champion than Pete Seeger. Born in 1919 to musical parents, Seeger’s first musical instrument was the ukulele. Read more