Pete Seeger

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Pete Seeger

PETE SEEGER autograph d2014. Influential American folk singer and a fixture on nationwide radio during the 1940s. He had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Bellys "Goodnight Irene" which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of The Weavers were clacklisted during the McCarthy era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music supporting disarmament, civil rights and enviromental causes. As a song writer, he is best known as the author or co-author of Where have all The Flowers Gone / If I Had a Hammer and Turn Turn Turn which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are still sung throughout the world. He was one of the folksingers most responsible for popularizing the spiritual "We Shall Overcome" which became the acknowledged anthem of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. Seeger states it was he who changed the lyric from the traditional "We will overcome" to the more singable "We shall overcome". At the incredible age of 94 he still made occasional concert appearances in 2013. He recently died aged 94 in 2014.

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Pete Seeger

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6805
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Description:

A rare original (circa 1965) autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Pete Seeger.

 

Certification:

From the extensive 1960s music / tv / film collection of Marie Dalbert of Brixton. Containing many entertainment notables within three autograph books, all obtained at various theatres and venues throughout London during the period. Many of the autographs are dated and dedicated to her. Arthur Haynes and Allan Clarke (The Hollies) on the reverse of this page. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

Autograph Book Page 15x10cm Size