Advertisement

Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter

Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger Dies at 94

pete seeger

Peter “Pete” Seeger, 94 years-old, died of natural causes January 27, 2014. Seeger is considered to be one of the pioneers of contemporary folk music. He popularized songs like “This Land is Your Land” and “We Shall Overcome” and wrote famous hits like “If I Had a Hammer” and “Turn, Turn, Turn.”

Seeger began his career in the late 1930s. “I come from a family of teachers, and I was looking for a job on a newspaper and not getting one,” he said in an interview with CNN. “I had an aunt who said, ‘Peter, I can get five dollars for you if you come and sing some of your songs in my class.’ Five dollars? In 1939, you would have to work all day or two days to make five dollars. It seemed like stealing.” But Seeger said he took his aunt up on the offer. “Pretty soon I was playing school after school, and I never did work on a newspaper,” he said “You don’t have to play at nightclubs, you don’t have to play on TV, just go from college to college to college, and the kids will sing along with you.”

And the rest is history. Seeger went on to make folk music his own genre by not allowing any stereotypes pin him to any specific tune or beat. The singer-songwriter will go down in history as a legend that paved the way for musicians around the world.

Previous Posts

Phil Vischer and Creative Trust Partner for New Series
"Galaxy Buck" is the first narrative video series that Phil Vischer has launched within a decade. The Galaxy Buck space trilogy series will feature the popular characters from Vischer's bestselling series Buck Denver Asks...What's in the ...

posted 2:05:00pm Jun. 30, 2015 | read full post »

The New ‘Peanuts’ Trailer Is Here, And We Just Can’t Get Enough
[youtube]https://youtu.be/El7chqzwKlo[/youtube] Charlie Brown and the gang have a whole new look in the first-full length trailer for the “The Peanuts Movie”, and it’s absolutely fantastic. We promise, you’ve never seen them quite like ...

posted 5:28:01pm Jun. 17, 2015 | read full post »

‘I'm Tired of Watching America be Led by Lunatics’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j_JmeYUsZM Conservative talk show host Kevin Jackson was signed to a national syndication deal by USA Radio Networks and will launch July 20th on USA Radio Networks XDS Channel 3. The Kevin Jackson Show will ...

posted 9:41:20am Jun. 16, 2015 | read full post »

Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman Will Produce 'The Story of God'
National Geographic Channel and Executive Producers Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger of Revelations Entertainment announced today The Story of God, a new global series exploring mankind’s quest to understand the divine. Host ...

posted 9:17:12am Jun. 12, 2015 | read full post »

Everyone's Favorite Villain: Christopher Lee Dies at 93
Sir Christopher Lee passed away June 7, 2015 due to respiratory problems and heart failure shortly after celebrating his 93rd birthday. The news broke June 11th, as his wife wanted to delay the announcement until all of the family was made ...

posted 12:24:47pm Jun. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.