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 Post subject: RIP Pete
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:07 am
  

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/musi ... n/4781403/

Pete's music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. When my father was about 10, a family friend gave him a Weavers album. It's the first non-classical music record I can remember ever listening to. As a young pre-teen/teen, I loved the PBS specials they showed during fundraising time - Pete and Arlo, Live at Wolftrap. In my middle teens - the ultimate! - I talked my parents into buying tickets for a joint Pete and Arlo concert at Wolftrap. On long car drives, Pete is a frequent choice of musical companion. I only wish I had gotten the opportunity to someday meet the man and hear his life story first hand.

Rest in peace, Pete. And thank you for all the music!


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 Post subject: Pete Seeger RIP
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:26 am
  

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I apologize if this is the wrong place to put this but I just read it .His contributions to the world can't be measured . To Pete's family and friends I am truly sorry for your loss .

http://www.nbcnews.com/entertainment/ic ... 2D12008162
Pete Seeger, the iconic banjo-strumming folk singer and activist who performed for migrant workers and presidents, died on Monday. He was 94.

Seeger, the writer or co-writer of "If I Had a Hammer," "Turn, Turn, Turn," and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," died of natural causes in a New York City hospital, his grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson confirmed to NBC News early Tuesday.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Pete
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:35 am
  

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I heard this morning on the radio, my thoughts are with his family and friends.

At the time of passing take a moment in your sorrow to remember the love shared with all those who have gone on ahead.
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 Post subject: Re: Pete Seeger RIP
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:50 am
  

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Giantone wrote:
I apologize if this is the wrong place to put this but I just read it .His contributions to the world can't be measured . To Pete's family and friends I am truly sorry for your loss .

http://www.nbcnews.com/entertainment/ic ... 2D12008162
Pete Seeger, the iconic banjo-strumming folk singer and activist who performed for migrant workers and presidents, died on Monday. He was 94.

Seeger, the writer or co-writer of "If I Had a Hammer," "Turn, Turn, Turn," and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," died of natural causes in a New York City hospital, his grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson confirmed to NBC News early Tuesday.


My condolences to Arlo on losing a life long friend and to all of Pete's family and friends.
R.I.P Pete, you are now singing with the angels.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Pete
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:13 am
  

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Happy trails Mr Seeger. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and music.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Pete
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:40 am
  

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Early morning here and just heard the news :( ..kind of lost and lost for words..
We will miss you Pete,thank you for being you and being there and teaching us so much.Condolences to family and friends.

"Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live."
Pete Seeger


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 Post subject: Re: Pete Seeger RIP
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:58 am
  

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Oh, my God! Just reading this now! I'm so sorry to hear this! My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.


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 Post subject: Re: Pete Seeger RIP
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:09 am
  

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i am so sorry to hear this. so many people love pete. heart goes out to everyone. not sure what else to say


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 Post subject: Re: Pete Seeger RIP
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:43 am
  

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RIP Pete. I love Arlo's article and I am sure Arlo is still talking with Pete. I am too!


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 Post subject: Re: Pete Seeger RIP
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:56 am
  

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So sad. In shock.

Got these from a Monkees group:

http://youtu.be/ADtAU43MM14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6yYf1I-6s4


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 Post subject: Re: Pete Seeger RIP
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:02 am
  

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He's traded in his banjo for a harp. I'm sure he's leading singalongs in heaven already. RIP, Pete.


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 Post subject: Re: Pete Seeger RIP
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:24 am
  

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I always assumed that Pete would live forever, and he will.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Pete
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:38 am
  

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So long Pete. You were my hero. A man of courage, compassion and conviction. A man who served in the military (as opposed to the Fox news war mongers) and opposed war and censorship and oppression of any kind - a true patriot, a true American. A real musical talent (as opposed to the one note, crotch grabbing, vulgar, no talent wonders of today), a man who composed some of the most inspiring music ever. I'm happy I got to hear Pete & Arlo at Town Hall; I'm sad it was only once. I look forward to a tribute at Clearwater this year. So long Pete, we hardly new ya.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Pete
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:58 pm
  

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:cry: to hear about Pete's passing ,, he and his peers most definitely made an influence in my love of music ,,, may he rest in Heaven and make Music with the Angels now


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 Post subject: Re: Pete Seeger RIP
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:02 pm
  

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I heard while driving in to work today. I love the folkslinger's concerts. They kept me alive during the Bush (W.) years, but I have to admit that the best concert I have ever attended was Pete Seeger at UMO in 1976. He did put a song on everybody's lips and kept hope alive when it seemed so impossible. Arlo, I hope to get back to seeing you this year after a few year hiatus. Maybe that will keep the light burning for a few more years.

Thanks Pete. It's hard to see you go, but it was great to have had the opportunity to see you while you were here.

Thanks Arlo.


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