Goodnight, Irene…goodnight, Pete. Iconic folk singer dies at age 94.

January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger, folksinger, song writer, activist, died in his home in upstate New Yopete seeger 3rk yesterday after a long and rich career as one of the most talented and beloved entertainers in America. A fine, steady voice, a clear vision of the amazing nation America could be, and an uncanny ability to stand alone on a stage and get an audience of over a thousand people to sing along with gusto was what made him an icon of the mid-2oth century folk scene. This fine remembrance, heard on NPR Morning edition this morning, tells the story of a life and career that inspired many and delighted thousands. Check the EPL catalog for our collection of material on Pete Seeger, and don’t miss the wonderful Reeltime documentary, The Power of Song.

Barbara L.

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