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Thread #93964 Message #2120509
Posted By: Bill D
06-Aug-07 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: How can one meet (or write) Pete Seeger?
Subject: RE: How can one meet (or write) Pete Seeger?
I had the great honor of meeting Pete earlier this year when he & Mike & Peggy did that rare concert in Silver Spring, Md. Yes...I actually got to shake his hand and chat for a moment. I expressed MY gratitude to him for all he's done, and heard others do the same. He knows....
His recent, short-term memory may not be what it was, but I asked him about a little recitation he did when I saw him in Kansas in about 1961....I quoted one line, and he beamed at me and recited the whole thing (It was the "One big fat hen, Two ducks.." routine, and he does NOT do it exactly like the Googled versions you'll find).
Pete was most gracious, and I hope *I* am able to run up the asile of a concert like he did when *I* am 85 or so!
This is a man who cares about people and the world, and he has steadfastly supported and sung about the important things for 60+years. He is still doing what he can.