One hundred years ago today in New York City an American hero was born. An American folk hero, a folk music giant named Pete Seeger.
Few musicians were as well known by multiple generations as Pete Seeger.
If you’ve ever sung “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” or, “If I Had a Hammer” or “Turn, Turn, Turn” you’ve sung a Pete Seeger song.
I met him in the summer of 1993.
In a wide-ranging interview, Seeger told me:
…how Woody Guthrie created “This Land Is Your Land”
…… why he is one of three white men who hold the copyright to “We Shall Overcome”