Pete Seeger

Picture By Josef SCHWARZ – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

American Folk Singer and Activist • 1919-2014Folk Music

Fast Facts

  • Pete’s first group was “The Almanac Singers” with Woody Guthrie. They played throughout Mexico and the United States, supporting worker’s rights!
  • Pete was married for 69 Years! His wife, Toshi, was a great help to his life and career.
  • Pete and his family lived in a log cabin near the Hudson River in New York.  Pete helped clean up the Hudson River.
  • Pete won three Grammy awards and the Kennedy Center Honors Award.
  • Pete performed at President Obama’s 1st Inauguration.
  • Pete is in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
  • Pete said: “Singing with children in the schools has been the most rewarding experience of my life.” – Seeger, October 17, 2009, at community concert in Beacon, New York

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