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Posted By: Charlie Baum
14-Sep-04 - 12:22 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's last concert
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's last concert
I still remember taking a housemate who had never before seen Pete Seeger in person to a concert he did in Boston in Spring of 1976. She had known him through recordings, and I explained to Sarah that you don't go to a Pete Seeger concert to hear him sing--you go to sing for him. That difference is what made every Pete Seeger concert an event, not just a concert--because he had EVERYBODY singing. It was never really about his voice (though his banjo could be virtuosic when he wanted it to be); it was about his genius as a song-leader.

--Charlie Baum