Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Pete Seeger dies at age 94

Photo by Anthony Pepitone (source: Wikipedia.org)
Peter "Pete" Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014)

The sad news is in all the papers all over the world, in all languages. This really is the end of an era.

From The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/28/pete-seeger-dies-aged-94

GRAMMY's 2014: Musician Pete Seeger was listed as a candidate for Best Spoken song for his album, "The Storm King," an audio book of stories, narratives and poems put to music.

Woody Guthry Prize: Pete Seeger was going to accept the "inaugural Woody Guthrie Prize" on Sat., Feb. 22, 2014. A prize that is to be given annually to the artist who best exemplifies the spirit and life's work of Woody Guthrie by speaking for the less fortunate through music, film, literature, dance or other art forms and serving as a positive force for social change in America. Pete Seeger would have been the first receipient ever. http://woodyguthriecenter.org/blog/2014/01/09/woody-guthrie-prize/.

More information on Pete Seeger: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Seeger