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Thread #108772 Message #2275369
Posted By: Nancy King
28-Feb-08 - 10:21 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's Power of Song-PBS, Feb 27
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's Power of Song-PBS, Feb 27
I thought the show was terrific, and I'm glad I was able to tape it. The only thing that bothered me was that quite a few of the interviewees referred to Seeger in the past tense, as if he were already dead. Don't know why, really. But that aside, I thought it was great, and I learned a lot -- such as why he left The Weavers (objected to doing a cigarette commercial). I liked Ronnie Gilbert's comment about their period of great success: "Pete hated the fancy hotels, but I LOVED them!"
Found myself humming "We are climbing Jacob's ladder," and "Guantanamera" all day today...