Pete Seeger Postcard. Allmenact.

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Pete Seeger Postcard. Allmenact.
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Pete Seeger, born May 3, 1919. Folk Singer & writer of protest songs starting from 1940 through the present.

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Pete Seeger (born May 3, 1919) is an American folk singer & was an iconic figure in the mid-twentieth century American folk music revival. Pete Seeger was a founding member of two highly influential folk groups: The Almanac Singers and The Weavers. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of The Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, and environmental causes.

As a song writer, he is best known as the author or co-author of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)", and "Turn, Turn, Turn!", which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are still sung throughout the world. Seeger was one of the folksingers most responsible for popularizing the spiritual "We Shall Overcome".