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Topic: Pete Seeger is 90
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (May 3, 2009 12:10PM)
I'm sure all of you know this. But I returned from banjo camp and there are threads on Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Jack Kemp. Yet a true American hero has his 90th birthday and no thread.

Shame.

Happy Birthday Pete!
Message: Posted by: magicalaurie (May 3, 2009 02:13PM)
I see a thread. :rolleyes: ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUiVKPqY6Bw&feature=related
Message: Posted by: landmark (May 3, 2009 03:23PM)
Pete Seeger, a very complex guy. Arguably, the most influential American popular musician of the twentieth century.

Here's the one that got censored for a while on the Smothers Brothers Show.

Still rings true.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXnJVkEX8O4&feature=related


Jack
Message: Posted by: landmark (May 4, 2009 09:00PM)
Some folks who showed up to his birthday party at Madison Square Garden:

Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton, Richie Havens, Billy Bragg, Rufus Wainwright, Bela Fleck, Taj Mahal, Bruce Cockburn, Roger McGuinn, Bernice Reagon, Ben Harper, Steve Earle, Del McCoury, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Dar Williams, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Tom Morello, Tony Trischka, Ani DiFranco, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and John Mellencamp.

There's footage on YouTube.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (May 4, 2009 09:21PM)
One of my kid's favorites (and mine):

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CImi8VwNN1A]Foolish Frog[/url]
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (May 5, 2009 12:36PM)
If I had a dollar for every time I sang "If I had a hammer" as a kid...


Ok It'd probably only be 500-1000 bucks, but that's still pretty good.


John