Pete Seeger

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Why the FBI Stalked Pete Seeger for 30 Years

He spoke up for Japanese-Americans

(Newser) - Pete Seeger was a National Medal of Arts recipient, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and sang at President Obama's first inauguration. But before any of that, the folk singer and activist, who died last year at 94 , was the subject of a government investigation that... More »

Folk Icon Pete Seeger Dies at 94

Lifelong activist spearheaded folk revival

(Newser) - Pete Seeger, a towering presence in American folk music and activism for many decades, has died after 94 years—and more than 100 albums. The bearded, banjo-playing protest singer gained fame with the Weavers in the '40s and is best known for popularizing songs like This Land Is Your ... More »

40K Norwegians Sing Song Breivik Can't Stand

They gather outside Oslo courthouse

(Newser) - Anders Behring Breivik hates the Norwegian song "Children of the Rainbow"; he says it's a Marxist anthem. So 40,000 Norwegians, inspired by an Internet campaign, gathered in rainy Oslo today to belt out the tune near the courthouse where Breivik is being tried, AFP reports. The brightly-clad... More »

At 90, Seeger Still Tuned to Social Activism

Springsteen, Guthrie, Baez, and others to headline tribute concert

(Newser) - Today may be his 90th birthday, but the only reason folk legend Pete Seeger will share the stage with Bruce Springsteen and Arlo Guthrie at his tribute concert will be to raise money for the environment—continuing his penchant for infusing music with social activism. “I agreed to the... More »

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