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Thread #76220 Message #1347966
Posted By: Janice in NJ
05-Dec-04 - 10:16 AM
Thread Name: Seeger unannounced appearance!
Subject: Seeger unannounced appearance!
Pete Seeger made an unannounced concert appearance at the People's Voice Cafe in New York last night, Dec. 4th. There was no advertising, in fact no advance publicity at all other than word of mouth, and yet the house was jammed to capacity with 200 or more people. Pete spent about 45 minutes on stage, during which time he did about seven or eight songs, told a couple of stories, and got everyone singing. He started off with English Is Crazy, ended with This Little Light of Mine, and in between did such favorites as Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg's Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Irving Berlin's Blue Skies, and his own Turn, Turn Turn. All the while his voice sounded strong, and his stage presence was just as good as ever. So is this what Pete will being doing, making surprise appearances, now that he has given his supposedly "last" concert? Inquiring minds want to know.