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The world’s just inside out and upside down.
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Down in the tube station at midnight
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This morning, the world learned of the passing of legendary folk singer Pete Seeger.
In March of 1961 Seeger was facing trial for contempt of Congress after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Pete Seeger wrote to President Kennedy:
"I would not take up your valuable time with my personal problem, except that I feel it is a very fundamental one which concerns all America these days. Do I, or does any citizen, have the right to hold unorthodox opinions, whether they are purely right or horribly wrong, and do I have the right to join with others who think similarly?"
Arlo Guthrie also wrote to JFK asking him to "please do what you can for Pete Seeger."
-from the Kennedy Library
In the midst of hate I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.
- Albert Camus (via wonderful-life-moments)
Pete Seeger has passed away in New York. He was 94.
"At some point, Pete Seeger decided he’d be a walking, singing reminder of all of America’s history," Bruce Springsteen said at a Madison Square Garden concert marking Seeger’s 90th birthday in 2009. "He’d be a living archive of America’s music and conscience, a testament to the power of song and culture to nudge history along, to push American events towards a more humane and justified ends."
Here’s Seeger performing “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore.”
Seeger famously responded to Woody Guthrie’s “This Machine Kills Fascists” guitar with a banjo that read, “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.”
US folk musician Pete Seeger has died aged 94. From an intimate show at an American Youth Council rally in 1940 to receiving the National Medal of the Arts from Bill Clinton, we look back at the singer and activist’s life
Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns via Getty Images
They don’t make strummers quite like Pete anymore.
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