Notes on Music
1:52 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Pete Seeger: A Life in Music

Pete Seeger, icon of folk music, plays the banjo in this 1950s photo.
Pete Seeger, icon of folk music, plays the banjo in this 1950s photo.

Pete Seeger was an American folk singer with a string of hit records in the 1950s singing with The Weavers.

As a songwriter, he penned such songs as Where Have All the Flowers Gone? and If I Had a Hammer.

It’s interesting that his father established the first musicology curriculum in the U.S., at the University of California, and his mother was a concert violinist who taught at Juilliard.

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