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Thread #88932 Message #1676170
Posted By: Don Firth
22-Feb-06 - 04:15 PM
Thread Name: Forgive my ignorance-is Pete Seeger still alive
Subject: RE: Forgive my ignorance-is Pete Seeger still alive
Peggy Seeger in Seattle? Yeah, twice that I know of. The first time, in the early Eighties, she and Ewan MacColl came together. MacColl had recently had a heart attack and he was looking a bit peakéd, but his voice was as strong as usual. The second time was a few years later and Peggy came alone. Both times, the concerts were in the theater in MOHAI (the Museum of History and Industry), just south of the ship canal from the University of Washington. After the first concert, there wasn't a reception/party because MacColl was feeling tired, but after Peggy's concert later, she wanted to meet and hear some of the local singers, so we had a a get-together at John and Sally Ashford's, north of the U. of W.
One of the songs I sang was Gordon Bok's Herring Croon. She had never heard it before and was particularly taken with it, so I told her who wrote it and gave her all the info I had on it. Don't know if she ever learned and sang it.
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