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Subject: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: fsharpdim7
Date: 02 May 03 - 01:06 PM

Pete will be 84 tomorrow, Saturday, May 3.
Happy birthday, Pete. Thanks for the songs and the spirit.
Chris


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: CapriUni
Date: 02 May 03 - 01:08 PM

Yay!!

I knew Pete when I was growing up. I enjoyed his company, and the company of his family.

I hope they all have a grand time celebrating!


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Steve-o
Date: 02 May 03 - 01:52 PM

84, and still healthy and going strong, I believe. The man is a national treasure! Happy Birthday from one whose life you touched deeply, Pete.


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Art Thieme
Date: 02 May 03 - 04:35 PM

I remember the nite that Ray Nordstrand and Norm Pellegrini devoted their entire Midnight Special radio show on WFMT-FM in Chicago to Pete Seeger's music because it was his FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY. That was close to the beginning of my life in this folk subculture. The tapes I made of that show on brand new acetate reel-to-reel tapes (1,200 feet) are now devoid of iron oxide. Sadly, it flaked off slowly and the brittle tape broke 40 too many times from being rewound way too often and too fast.
But the man and his music is influencing a whole other generation from the CDs that are the new norm now.

Pete, HAPPY BIRTHDAY-----and many, many more !!!

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Art Thieme
Date: 02 May 03 - 04:39 PM

I really do know how to spell night.

Sorry !

Art (sheepishly)


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Lane
Date: 02 May 03 - 05:08 PM

Saw Pete and met him briefly in Portland Oregon about 35 years ago. Never forget him or his concert and I still do his songs. A treasure he certainly is.

Thank you Pete


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Little Robyn
Date: 02 May 03 - 08:18 PM

Happy Birthday from New Zealand Pete.
And lots of love.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: ex-pat
Date: 02 May 03 - 08:27 PM

A very Happy Birthday Mr Seeger. You inspired me as a kid to play the banjo. One of my musical heroes.


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Deckman
Date: 02 May 03 - 09:14 PM

Howdy Pete ... Merry birthday and many happy returns. I well remember the time that you brought Sonny Terry and C.J. Bourroughs (Sonny's cousin) into Seattle around 1957 or 1958? You all with stayed us for several days, preparing for a huge concert at the MOORE THEATER. I always remember that it was the concert that apparently broke that BLACKLIST. I also remember how awkward I felt when you placed that long necked banjo of yours on my shoulders. I was about 18 years old, and my arms couldn't even stretch from the first fret to the bridge, Boy, did I feel stupid! And I also remember, and treasure the moment, when you walked into the living room and sang the final verse to "Golden Thread." You had composed it in our guest room.

You must, by now, know just how much you are loved and revered. I also suspect that you have had a lifetime of reverence ... more than you would prefer, I suspect.

Please know that you have given me an incredible gift ... the gift of my music. For this, I wish to say thank you. CHEERS, and with LOVE, Bob Nelson (Seattle,Washington).


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: kendall
Date: 02 May 03 - 09:41 PM

Thanks for being Pete Seeger, and, thanks for giving me my first banjo lesson. (1969)


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: raredance
Date: 02 May 03 - 10:39 PM

It may be Pete's birthday, but he is the one still giving presents to the world. The followihng is from CNN

rich r

Seeger's new version of protest song

NEW YORK (Billboard) --Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger has recorded a new version of his Vietnam War-era protest song, "Bring Them Home."

With new verses written by Seeger and Appleseed Recordings founder Jim Musselman, the track was recorded with additional vocals by modern day compatriots Steve Earle, Ani DiFranco, and Billy Bragg, and now includes the line, "The great part of America is that you have to right to speak your mind."

"I felt that the song and what Pete says in it have an important message during this time of backlash against entertainers like Tim Robbins and the Dixie Chicks who have simply expressed their views, which is what is needed in a democracy," Musselman said in a statement. "Pete is someone who has always stood up for the First Amendment, going back to the McCarthy era, when he faced a jail term rather than give up his constitutional rights."

The updated version of "Bring Them Home" will appear on the two-disc "Seeds: The Songs of Pete Seeger, Volume 3," due in August via Appleseed. The first disc will feature 12 more songs recorded by the artist over the past three years, including "The Dove," the post-9/11 song "Tell It to Doctor King," and "Flowers of Peace," the latter sung by Anne Hills with Seeger.

The second "Seeds" disc will be made up of 15 new recordings of songs written or associated with Seeger. Among those contributing that disc are Janis Ian, Tom Paxton, and Holly Near.

Seeger -- who on Saturday will celebrate his 84th birthday -- performed a version of "Over the Rainbow" for thousands of demonstrators at a New York peace rally in February.


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Blackcatter
Date: 02 May 03 - 10:54 PM

It ain't easy being a radical for 84 years (give or take). Of coure some of us can't help being otherwise.

He performed at our chuch a decade ago. Gotta remember to invite him back . . .


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Dave Swan
Date: 02 May 03 - 11:28 PM

His records were a huge infulence on me as a kid. Seeing him perform alone and with Arlo was a lesson in putting the audience into the song and, by extension ,into the palm of one's hand.

Thanks Pete and Many Happy Returns of the Day.

D


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 03 May 03 - 05:39 AM

I treasure my recordings of his first concert in Britain, Likewise the memory of the one time that I met him. A truly great man. Happy Birthday Pete, and many more of them. Thanks. Mr & Mrs Burl.


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 03 May 03 - 06:59 AM

Ans greetings, too, from me. The Weavers were the first US folk group I ever heard, thanks to my father-in-law's 78s (which I've now inherited).

RtS


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 03 May 03 - 10:55 AM

Well Happy birthday my number one influence!

Thanks for the good advice over the years:

"Touring ain't what it's cracked up to be. If you're GOOD enough to keep people interested, stay home, play music, make changes where you live. Think Globally SING locally." (I'm paraphrasing)

And thanks for "THAT" postcard...it's worth more to me than anything.

Cheers

Rick


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 May 03 - 11:08 AM

Original words by GilTurner, somewhat folk=processed through the years

CARRY IT ON!


D--------------------G--D
There's a man, be-side me walk-in';
---------A7--------------D
There's a voice, in-side me talk-in';
-------------G--D
I can hear the ech-oes ring-in';
--------A----------D
Car-ry it on, car-ry it on!
--------A----------D
Car-ry it on, car-ry it on!


Through the air, these words are wing-in';
Down the years, hopes keep spring-in';
No more tears, for we're still sing-in';
Car-ry it on, car-ry it on!
Car-ry it on, car-ry it on!

When dark clouds, your prospects cov-er;
Take the hand, of your sister and bro-ther;
Every triu-mph, will bring ano-ther;
Car-ry it on, car-ry it on!
Car-ry it on, car-ry it on!

Carry it on,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: kendall
Date: 03 May 03 - 03:48 PM

Pete wrote a comment for my brochure some yers ago,
"I didn't realize how lovely that song (Lorena) was until Kendall sang it. Thanks for giving it back to us." Pete Seeger.
If angels walk the earth, one of them looks a lot like Pete Seeger.


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Francy
Date: 03 May 03 - 09:50 PM

Played at the Eugene Saturday Market and did a whole set of Pete Seeger songs..........it was wonderful to pay tribute to suuch a fine person,...Happy Birthday Pete...........Frank of Toledo


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Little Robyn
Date: 04 May 03 - 06:54 AM

In honour of Pete's birthday we played Wimoweh, from the Weavers first Carnegie Hall concert, on our radio show this afternoon - from the original vinyl.
Robyn (and Mitch)


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 04 May 03 - 08:12 PM

I've never met Pete, but I've seen him on several occasions. I too, tried to play the banjo due to his influence. Couldn't get it because I needed a left hand one. Those were and are hard to find. Pete of late has become sort of a Unitarian. I hope he will like his church of choice.

There is a bit of a story about him being forgetful of his banjo one time and not securing it to his luggage rack properly. Anyway, he drove off and...I forget the rest of the story. Perhaps some of you 'catter critters know the reat of it and can relay it to us?


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 04 May 03 - 11:24 PM

Yup. It fell off. For several days the folk world thought it had been stolen! It was found, and returned.

Rick


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Subject: RE: Happy B-Day, Pete Seeger
From: kendall
Date: 05 May 03 - 01:25 PM

There were some smart remarks about Pete's memory which I didn't appreciate. Last Christmas, I put a poinsettia on my car roof, unlocked the door, got in and drove away. Three miles down the road, I remembered it, came back, and the guy who gave it to me was standing in the door looking puzzled. Felt kinda numb. And, I'm no where near Pete's age.


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