Thank You, Pete.

  |  January 28, 2014
pete seeger

Pete Seeger, via Wiki

We’ve always thought that if there’s one person who could figure out a way to live forever, it would be Pete Seeger. He just kept going and going, whether it was standing on the street corner protesting every Saturday in his home town of Beacon, or performing at Farm Aid in Saratoga Springs just last year, Pete Seeger never stopped championing for the underdog and convincing us that every little change counts. We were truly sad to hear of his passing today at the age of 94, as many of you are, too, we’re sure. If you’re interested in learning more about Pete’s life and legacy, or if you want to spend some time reminiscing, check out the documentary Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, which you can order on DVD from Netflix or purchase from PBS. Or, you can tune into WAMC Northeast Public Radio. All day long, the station has been running old interviews with Seeger and taking calls (with Chartock manning the helm, of course) from those whose lives were touched by him. We’ve been listening to it, and we found ourselves misty more than once. Maybe we were right. Maybe Pete figured out a way to live forever, after all. Still, we miss him already. Do you have a story or memory about Pete Seeger? We would love to hear about it in the comments.

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