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Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
14-Sep-04 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's last concert
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's last concert
Well done Martin!   I agree with your last post 100%.   Everyone has individual "mentors" that they look up to. Pete certainly filled that roll for many.    Unfortunately some people look for one significant event or person and make that the centerpiece of a movement.   There were MANY individuals that were involved in the folk revival that do not get the credit they deserve. I agree with you that Dave Guard does not get the credit he is due for the work he did.

Folk music is not a sport. It bothers me that so many people find a need to compare apples and oranges. Both have a place.

We can't diminish Seeger's role. While he may not have played an important role in Martin's life, there are many of us who love and cherish Pete. There are places for all of us.