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Posted By: PoppaGator
21-Feb-06 - 11:05 PM
Thread Name: Forgive my ignorance-is Pete Seeger still alive
Subject: RE: Forgive my ignorance-is Pete Seeger still alive
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that Peggy, Mike, and Pete Seeger, all notable singers and intrumentalists, are siblings.

Another bit of Seeger-family trivia, something of which I'm much more certain: the incomparable Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten, composer of "Freight Train" and "Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie" and the greatest upside-down-and-backwards lefthanded fingerpicker of all time, was once employed as a domestic by the Seeger family. Had she been cleaning up anybody else's house, it's very likely that she would never have been "discovered," and only her family and friends would ever have witnessed her artistry. Amazing!