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Posted By: Ellenpoly
17-Sep-04 - 10:11 AM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's last concert
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's last concert
Nice thread.

I met Mr Seeger for a brief instant with my brother, in the lobby of the St Mortiz Hotel in NYC. Pete was on his way to some kind of folk convention, but he took the time to chat with us (my brother had met him at his high school when he was President of the folk club, and Seeger had come to perform and talk with the group.)Whether or not Pete actually remembered my brother, I'll never know, but he certainly acted as if he had and was warm and treated him like a fellow "artist". He even invited my brother to join him upstairs, which sadly, he wasn't able to do.

Having seen Pete Seeger perform, and having seen him respond to an awed teen-aged boy and his kid sister both told me what I needed to know- He's a Prince of a Man and a King of Folk Music.