Pete Seeger 1919-2014
Pioneer of the protest song, Pete Seeger, has sadly passed away at the age of 94. Seeger was pivotal in the American folk-revival scene in the '40s and '50s and was synonymous with left-wing political activism. He will be remembered for popularising the Civil Rights anthem, "We Shall Overcome," as well as inspiring artists such as Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg and Bruce Springsteen. (MORE)>
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