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Thread #153529 Message #3596227
Posted By: Bill D
28-Jan-14 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Pete Seeger (1919-2014)
Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Seeger (1919-2014)
Pete was invited to sing in Wichita, Kans. in 1962, by the Classic Guitar Society... which had a 'folk' branch. I was in the lobby when this tall, gaunt man walked in wearing multicolored patchwork shirt & jeans. I wondered what THIS was about.......... then he went onstage, and I saw little old ladies standing & singing to the most amazing music! I stood and sang & clapped & laughed myself... and I was hooked. One of my first 5 LPs was The Weavers.
One of the numbers Pete did that night was the recitation, daring the audience to follow him.. "One big fat hen, two ducks, three limerick oysters...etc."
Over 40 years later I attended the concert where Pete, Mike and Peggy were together for the last time, and I got to speak to Pete, shake his hand, and ask him about that recitation. His eyes lit up and he stood there in the crowd and recited the entire thing for me!
I have somewhere, a picture my wife took with me in the frame with Pete... I will make it my desktop for awhile.
So long, Pete...... thanks for everything........