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Thread #88932 Message #1675489
Posted By: Don Firth
21-Feb-06 - 11:53 PM
Thread Name: Forgive my ignorance-is Pete Seeger still alive
Subject: RE: Forgive my ignorance-is Pete Seeger still alive
Pete Seeger is the son of ethnomusicologist Charles Seeger and Constance Seeger, a concert violinist and teacher. Clicky 1
Peggy Seeger—and Mike (a member of the New Lost City Ramblers and a song collector and ethnomusicologist in his own right) Penny, and Barbara—are the children of Charles Seeger and his second wife, Ruth Crawford Seeger, a composer of note. Clicky 2.
I've seen both Pete and Peggy in concert several times. In October of 1954, after a concert, Pete and about a dozen of us sat around on the floor of Carol Lee Waite's living room in Seattle's University District and swapped songs until about 4:00 a.m. I met Peggy at the 1960 Berkeley Folk Festival, then some years later, then met her again at another informal post-concert songfest at John and Sally Ashford's house in Seattle. I never had an opportunity to meet Mike.