Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20100901 - Pete Seeger

"Sing for as many different kinds of people as you can--old folks, middle aged folks, kids, infants. And sing for people you disagree with, too. Learning how to communicate with people we disagree with is something the whole world has to learn."

Born on May 3, 1919, Pete Seeger was an iconic singer-songwriter best known for his contributions to the American folk music revival and his political activism. He wrote hits like "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "Turn, Turn, Turn," which have been recorded by artists like Peter, Paul & Mary, the Byrds, and others. Seeger was also an engaged activist, supporting such causes as international disarmament, civil rights and environmental awareness.

For his established career as a musician and activist, Seeger received three musical Grammy Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, among various other honors, during his lifetime. He died at age 94 on January 27, 2014, in New York City.

May this legendary troubador, mountain of integrity, folk trailblazer, cultural creative, political lighthouse, and peace activist extraordinaire, rest in peace.

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