Folk Singer, Activist Pete Seeger Dies in NY

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Pete Seeger dies at age 94 on January 27, 2014

Pete Seeger dies at age 94 on January 27, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - American folk music singer, songwriter and activist Pete Seeger has died at a hospital in New York. He was 94.

Seeger's family says he died Monday night after being hospitalized for six days.

Seeger was best known for his songs "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "If I Had a Hammer." He also co-wrote "Turn, Turn, Turn!" which has been performed by many artists, including the Byrds.

Seeger performed and recorded for six decades and was still an activist as recently as October 2011 when he marched in New York City as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests.

In the 1950s, his leftist politics got him blacklisted and he was kept off commercial television for more than a decade.


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