Sunday, May 03, 2009

Happy Birthday, Pete Seeger!

Pete Seeger's 90th birthday will be a selfless celebration - "NEW YORK — Three months after Bruce Springsteen persuaded Pete Seeger to sing This Land Is Your Land with him at President Obama's inaugural concert, they'll be back together on stage Sunday — on Seeger's 90th birthday.
A sold-out benefit concert at Madison Square Garden will celebrate Seeger, the folk singer/songwriter who was banished from commercial TV for 17 years.

Seeger says a party for 15,000 isn't his idea of a birthday celebration, even with more than 40 musicians, including Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder and Arlo Guthrie, whose dad, Woody, taught Seeger how to jump freight trains 60 years ago."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I must admit that when we saw him at Jazzfest last weekend his voice was pretty much gone - but he is 90! Mostly he said the lyrics and his grandson and others did the singing.

But I thought he looked pretty good for his age.