Pete would be someone I looked up to whether he was famous or not. There are many lesser-known heroes who are celebrated in their own neighborhoods. It's just when your job involves singing in front of millions of people over the years, you tend to get well known. Pete's neighborhood is just really big.
Pete truly loves people; he has principles and sticks to them, and has done everything within his power to make the world a better place. He has taught people that they have a voice, and the right to use it.
To a good friend and neighbor I've never met - Happy Birthday!