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Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger has the unusual distinction of having written songs that have been so popular that people don't know he wrote them. There was one case where a folk group issued a recording with one of Pete's songs. Knowing no better, they simply labeled it as "trad." So they were surprised when they got a note pointing out that Pete was both the composer and the owner of the copyright. The group - the Kingston Trio - were surprised, begged Pete's pardon, and corrected the attribution on the next release.

Born May 3, 1919, Pete died on January 27, 2014 at a young 94 years. Naturally a brief summary of Pete's life and career can hardly be brief. But you can read a bit about Pete's most interesting and productive - and patriotic - life if you click here.