Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Best Song Ever Written

Here is Bruce along with a very spry looking, 90 yr. old Pete Seeger (and Seeger's grandson singing a socialist-worker organizing song at the big Inauguration Bash last weekend. It's hard to believe that we actually blacklisted Seeger in the 50's. The man has stood for international disarmament, civil rights and the environment. Talk about a man who deserves a Presidential Medal of Freedom - Pete Seeger.

Pete Seeger wrote Turn, turn, turn made popular by the Byrds. He also wrote Where have all the flowers gone and If I had a hammer.

1 comment:

Gromit said...

Pete Seeger was in the Adks a few years ago. He sang at the Adirondack Museum, participating in a concert that was part of an exhibit on the life and work of Rockwell Kent, who was a friend of Seeger's.

If you track down the text of all the verses of "This Land is Your Land," you'll find some pretty radical sentiments. It always amuses me that this song has become part of the national repertoire. Woodie was an unapologetic radical, and I love him for it!