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Thread #165778 Message #3985064
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
29-Mar-19 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger to the Library of Congress!
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger to the Library of Congress!
Great work, David! One of the last events I attended on Whidbey Island was Pete's 90th Birthday Party at the UU Church. Full to over-flowing, and great musicians, and a big cake.
About 60 years ago I was a new student at Antioch College. I wondered what all the fuss was about. "Pete Seeger is playing in the gym today!!!!" So I heard him for the first time - whoever he was. So low key I did not really get it. Or maybe it was because he was one of us, one of the sort of people I already knew and respected so what he sang was no big surprise or shock to me as it might have been to others. 1956 or so. The world was a different place, a place I had not yet realized how much I did not fit. But I fit with Pete so I was not shocked. He was one of us. One of the leaders of "us". A good and gentle great person.