Goodbye Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger died tonight at age 94. A music and political visionary. He used to come to sing and teach at my upstate New York summer camp. He influenced and touched more people in one day of his life than I've been able in sixty years of mine. Where have all the flowers gone? Farewell.
Very sad rest R.I.P.
One of the few, very few, American musicians who actually was a great man. In a rational world there would be an official national day of mourning.
RIP, Great Soul.
One of my favorite ministrells indeed! I'll spin few his records when I'm back from office.
Thanks for long and great life given to us
Thanks for the music Pete...RIP.
I just heard this. Still crying. He will be missed; thankfully, we will still have samples of his music.

A truly unique talent and an absolute giant of a man. I was privileged to see him perform in person several times -- both alone and with The Weavers -- and those occasions remain some of the highlights of my musical experiences.
sad news RIP
R.I.P. and thanks for your contributions!
One of a kind and the end of an era--it's amazing he was here for so long. The superlatives have all been used up, so words truly fail to express the greatness of this man and the tragedy of the loss. The more you know about him the more you appreciate him. May he live on in our hearts (and in our ears).
A sad day indeed. RIP Pete!
Thank you for starting this thread. And great post, Schubert!
Pete S. was truly free to pursue the life he wanted to live. if he needed a few bucks he took out his banjo and someone would give him enough money to live on for awhile. He was surprised and pleased when some of his recordings got airplay and the Weavers and he started making some decent money, but the blacklisting didn't even phase him. he just wanted people to have a voice and the power that they deserved from their labors- nothing more complicated than that. luckily he had a great talent and a good heart and was able to live up to his convictions unlike so many of us who make good money but put up with incredible disrespect and lack of recognition. anyway, his music reflects an America and a life that looks at what really matters and leaves us (IMO) with a legacy of what togetherness and the music that evokes that feeling of humanity and world peace can give us the hope to bugger on.
French_fries, Well done, my friend.
Was never a big Seeger fan (from a musical standpoint) but what he did with and through his music was indeed admirable. The world is a better place for him being in it and in my book that's high praise.