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American Folk Singer Pete Seeger Dies at Age 94

American folk singer Pete Seeger has passed away. The legend, who surprised the Farm Aid crowd at SPAC last September, died at age 94 in New York City.

MUSIC

Seeger had a string of hits during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers with ‘Goodnight, Irene‘ topping the charts for 13 weeks. Seeger wrote or co-wrote ‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone?,’ ‘If I Had a Hammer,’ the Peter, Paul & Mary hit, The Byrds ‘Turn, Turn, Turn!‘ and ‘We Shall Overcome‘ which  became the anthem of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement.

ENVIRONMENT

Seeger co-founded the environmental organization Hudson River Sloop Clearwater in 1966 to highlight pollution in the Hudson River.

AWARDS

Seeger has received several awards and honors including, The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993, A Kennedy Center Honor in 1994 and an Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

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