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Pete Seeger

Singer-songwriter / Guitarist | * 05/03/1919 († 94, 01/27/2014)
Peter Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and social activist. He was the nephew of American war poet Alan Seeger, who died fighting with the French Foreign Legion during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, Seeger also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly'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, Seeger re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture, and environmental causes. A prolific songwriter, his best-known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" (with Joe Hickerson), "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" (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. "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 and Mary (1962) and Trini Lopez (1963) while the Byrds had a num... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Music | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Pete Seeger

National Medal of Arts Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award War Resisters League Peace Award Library of Congress Living Legend Kennedy Center Honors Paul Robeson Award

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Full Name: Peter Seeger
Born: Saturday, 05/03 1919 (May) in New York City
Died: Monday, 01/27 2014 (January) in Manhattan (aged: 94)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Harvard University
Participant of: Mariposa Folk Festival
Record Label: Smithsonian Folkways, Fast Folk, Folkways Records
Spouses (current/former): Toshi Seeger
Children: Mika Seeger
Other names for Pete Seeger (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Peter Seeger"
Pete Seeger frequently works together with these people:
Arlo Guthrie (6x, Actor)
Johnny Cash (6x, Actor)
Bob Dylan (5x, Actor)
Murray Lerner (4x, Crew)
Joan Baez (4x, Actress)
Henry Ferrini (3x, Crew)
Maureen Muldaur (3x, Crew)
Guy L. Coté (3x, Crew)
Kirk Douglas (2x, Actor)
Bob Hope (2x, Actor)
Stevie Wonder (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:223591, Added: 07/31/2018, Last updated: 01/25/2020