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Pete Seeger 100th Birthday Celebration

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CSL Prescott

3755 Willow Creek Rd

Prescott, AZ 86301

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Pete Seeger 100 Birthday Celebration

Friday, May 3, 7pm, $22.00

Center for Spiritual Living, Prescott, 3755 Willow Creek Rd, Prescott

For nearly 70 years as a performer, Pete Seeger embodied the ideals of folk music – communication, entertainment, social comment, historical continuity, inclusiveness. Folk Sessions host Tom Agostino and a host of great performers will celebrate his incredible life in song.

Tom and Christa Agostino, Lisa Amore, Jo Berger, Meg Bohrman, With Strings Attached

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvnsB_kVNYI

A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, Pete Seeger had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, Seeger re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture, and environmental causes.

A prolific songwriter, his best-known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" (with Joe Hickerson), "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" (with Lee Hays of the Weavers), and "Turn! Turn! Turn!", which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are sung throughout the world. "Flowers" was a hit recording for the Kingston Trio (1962). "If I Had a Hammer" was a hit for Peter, Paul and Mary (1962) and Trini Lopez (1963) while the Byrds had a number one hit with "Turn! Turn! Turn!" in 1965.

The Folk Sessions may well be one of the most eclectic radio shows in America. Broadcast throughout Central & Northern Arizona for 16 years on the KJAZZ Radio Network and Prescott Public Radio, part of the Arizona Community Radio Network. The Folk Sessions has established a loyal following, producing quality radio programs and live concerts.

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