Legendary Folk Singer Pete Seeger Dies at 94

in memoriam

The "father of American folk music” passed away from natural causes on Monday, January 27.

Jan 28, 2014 | 12:07 PM

Pete Seeger, one of the most influential folk musicians of his time, passed away on Monday, January 27 at the age of 94.

Born on May 3, 1919, Seeger was a radio staple throughout the 40s, 50s, and 60s, co-writings songs such as “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and “Turn, Turn Turn,” popularized by the Byrds.

Seeger continued his work into the 21st century, and even joined Bruce Springsteen in singing Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” at Barack Obama’s Inaugural concert in 2009.

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