Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger — who inspired countless musicians
from Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris to Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello — died on Monday, Jan. 27, at the age of 94.
Throughout Seeger’s career, which spanned seven decades, he released
more than 40 albums (including two in 2013). But Seeger wasn’t just
prolific: He used his music to support a litany of political causes and
movements, becoming known as a thoughtful and thought-provoking writer
and performer of left-wing political anthems. Whether as a solo
performer or as part of the groups The Weavers and The Almanac Singers,
Seeger’s songs influenced several social movements of the 20th century,
with many of his most famous songs centering on themes of war, labor
rights and civil rights.
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