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Thread #69472 Message #1179516
Posted By: Art Thieme
06-May-04 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's 85th birthday
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's 85th birthday
I recall "field collecting" (the old way of downloading) quite a few of Pete's songs when WFMT-FM radio in Chicago ---the Midnight Special program---still on the air today---did a tribute to him on his FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY. One of those songs was "Bells Of Rhymney" as recorded at Newport in '58 or 59. What an amazing performance it was and is. I listened to it over and over. That was the year I graduated from high school I think. At night I'd fall asleep listening to it and thinking of doing it myself but with spoken stuff between verses. I do wonder where I got that idea!? All these years later, that very idea somehow sort of became my style. No way can I ever thank Pete enough for his grand inspiration on so very many levels all through the years.
Pete, HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!