pete seeger

cueball44
28th January 2014, 10:36
R.I.P Pete Seeger. Enjoyed your songs and music.

Boatman25
28th January 2014, 11:10
Yes I liked them to Turn, turn, turn and many others, very sad but we still have his music to remember him by

expats
28th January 2014, 11:21
A man of morals, courage and wit....Probably the greatest influence on modern 'folk' music......A sad loss but his memory, and music, lives on....

surfaceblow
28th January 2014, 18:56
I was sorry to hear that he had passed. His music was part of my youth.

Joe

jmcg
28th January 2014, 20:08
Gone, but never to be forgotten.

He was and will remain a huge influence on so many- including me.

I have learned and play many of his tunes.

Only Bruce Springsteen left of the truly remarkable 20th century musicians.

Ode to you Pete - a sad day for me.

May your God go with you.


J

notnila
28th January 2014, 21:01
A life well lived!I first heard him in the 1950s and have been a fan ever since!

spongebob
29th January 2014, 04:51
We must all know a song or two written by Pete Seeger and many popular artists recorded them, the Seekers etc.
Most were easy listening lyrics that told a story, high lighted a cause or backed a protest, all plausible renditions. An artist that has long lived but will be sadly missed

I cannot say the same for our very own Kiwi Lass' song lyrics that won her the coveted "Grammy" awards song of the year last night , Lorde singing "Royal"

"Never seen a diamond in the flesh
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
And I'm not proud of my address, in the torn up town
No post code envy

But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room
We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
But everybody's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece.
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals
It don't run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen Bee
And baby I'll rule (I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule)
Let me live that fantasy

My friends and I we've cracked the code
We count our dollars on the train to the party"

And so on, I wont plague you with more.

Perhaps it is an age thing that troubles me.

Bob

rickles23
29th January 2014, 07:18
RIP Pete.

He was good!

Regards

ccurtis1
29th January 2014, 11:42
Quote from jmcg
"Only Bruce Springstein left of the truly remarkable 20th century musicians"
Bob Dylan must rank alongside other great singer/songwriters of that era.
But RIP Pete Seeger

jmcg
29th January 2014, 11:55
Chris
Possibly- his affair with the electric guitar did not endear me to him or indeed Pete Seeger.

He is of course a great songwriter and artiste.

Any man (stranger) that would go visit (at huge travel and cost) Woody Guthrie in hospital has to be respected.

BW

J(Gleam)(Gleam)

jmcg
29th January 2014, 12:06
A good commentary here

http://www.thenation.com/blog/178114

Key in 178114 in the search provision above link

BW

J

ben27
30th January 2014, 01:26
good day cueball.sm.28th jan.2014.re:peter seeger passed on.may he rest in peace,thank you for posting,regards ben27.

hughesy
30th January 2014, 05:28
Pete Seeger, was a brave and devoted man. A good musician, they really don't
make them like him anymore. He always seem to stay in touch with the people he was singing for. RIP Pete .

all the best
Hughesy

Pat Kennedy
31st January 2014, 23:45
However, not everyone mourned the death of Pete Seeger.
In its own inimitable mean spirited way, the Daily Mail castigated the BBC
A Daily Mail (http://www.theguardian.com/media/dailymail) editorial criticised BBC (http://www.theguardian.com/media/bbc) Radio 4 (http://www.theguardian.com/media/radio4) for featuring the death of "leftwing American folk singer" Pete Seeger (http://www.theguardian.com/music/pete-seeger) prominently in its 8am news bulletin on Tuesday at the expense of "the latest heartening growth figures".

John Rogers
31st January 2014, 23:51
He may have been a little left of center in his college days, however he served in the army in WW2 and then drifted away from the left. He not only wrote good music he also did great things for the environment. RIP Peter.