Pete Seeger: A Life in Music

Apr 9, 2014

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.