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Thread #160526 Message #3808117
Posted By: BrooklynJay
02-Sep-16 - 03:38 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Fred Hellerman (1927-2016)
Subject: Obit: Fred Hellerman
Sadly, Fred Hellerman has left us,
From The Weston Forum
By Patricia Gay
Fred Hellerman, Last Member of the Weavers, Dies at 89
Fred Hellerman of Weston, a folk singer, guitarist, producer and song writer, has died at the age of 89.
Hellerman was primarily known as one of the original members of The Weavers, an influential and wildly popular folk music quartet of the 1950s and 1960s which also featured Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, and Ronnie Gilbert.
He was also known for producing the record album Alice's Restaurant for Arlo Guthrie.
A resident of Weston since 1969, Hellerman lived on Goodhill Road where he had a recording studio. He was a founding member of the local Theater Artists Workshop which was created by actor Keir Dullea for professionals to develop and hone their craft.
Hellerman was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and educated at Brooklyn College.
He was the last of The Weavers to die. Ronnie Gilbert died in 2015, Pete Seeger died in 2014, and Lee Hays died in 1981.
There are no funeral services announced. A memorial service is being planned for a future time.