Pete Seeger

  1. How Best to Honor Pete Seeger, the Man Who Put the Masses in the Spotlight?

    May 02, 2014 10:57 AM EDT Someday, it might be possible to take the Pete Seeger Bridge to Pete Seeger Park and listen to Pete Seeger music by the Pete Seeger statue. Plans abound to honor the recently deceased folk icon, with a few early events planned for Saturday, what w ...

  2. New York 'Seeger Fest' to Honor Pete Seeger

    April 30, 2014 7:59 PM EDT A five-day festival honoring the late folk singer Pete Seeger is set to feature music, film and remembrances in New York City and the state's Hudson Valley region. Related Articles Pete Seeger to be Celebrated at Hudson River's Clearwate ...

  3. Pete Seeger to be Celebrated at Hudson River's Clearwater Festival

    April 16, 2014 8:11 PM EDT Folk singer Pete Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer. Related Articles A Petition For a Pete Seeger Memorial on the National Mall: Guest Post by Dan Efram In Memoriam: Arlo Guthrie Remembers Pete See ...

  4. Record Labels Seek to Punish SiriusXM Over Pre-1972 Music

    February 06, 2014 8:09 PM EST A lawsuit brought by record labels -- Sony, Universal, Warner and ABKCO* -- against SiriusXM has barely begun, and yet the case is skipping ahead to the issue of jury instruction. This is a dispute that is four decades in the making, ever since s ...

  5. From The Billboard Archives: Pete Seeger, 'Tall, Slim Sinatra of the Folklore Clan'

    January 30, 2014 6:45 PM EST In rememberance of Pete Seeger, renowned folk musician, activist and humanitarian, who passed away this week, we searched the Billboard archives for clips of some of his defining moments. "Seeger is a clean-cut lad, instantly appealing with a ...

  6. Pete Seeger Tribute in NYC to Go Ahead

    January 29, 2014 7:33 PM EST The GRAMMY Museum and Woody Guthrie Center’s celebration of folk singer Pete Seeger on Feb. 22 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City will continue as planned. Seeger was scheduled to accept the first-ever Woody Guthrie Prize award an ...

  7. Pete Seeger: A Personal Tribute

    January 28, 2014 8:07 AM EST This is how I first learned from Pete Seeger that we only move forward when we all pull together: We stood in a line, our feet braced against the gentle rocking of the boat, our young fingers grasping the thick, braided halyard. Then, at the di ...

  8. Pete Seeger, Legendary Folk Musician, Activist, Dies at 94

    January 28, 2014 2:26 AM EST Pete Seeger, who used his voice as a musician, folk song curator, environmentalist and humanitarian to demand justice for less-privileged, died Jan. 27 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He touched lives by singing for unions, children and pres ...

  9. Bob Dylan's Fender Strat From Famed Newport Show Fetches Nearly $1 Million

    December 07, 2013 8:08 AM EST Like Elvis' no-hips-allowed appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," or the Beatles' arrival in America, or Woodstock, it is considered one of the milestone moments in rock history: Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Fol ...

  10. Backbeat: Farm Aid 2013 -- Pete Seeger Sings Out, Neil Young Speaks Up and Jack Johnson Cows Around

    September 24, 2013 5:47 AM EDT "Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me!" sang John Mellencamp on "Pink Houses" at Farm Aid 2013, the annual benefit for America's family farmers, staged Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Sarat ...

  11. Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, Wife of Pete Seeger, Dies at 91

    July 11, 2013 3:01 AM EDT Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, the wife of folk music legend Pete Seeger, has died at the age of 91. An activist, a skilled organizer and a creator in her own right, Ohta Seeger was a bedrock in her husband’s long and successful career. “There’s (si ...

  12. SXSW Adds Films on Stevie Nicks, Flaming Lips, James Booker

    February 13, 2013 3:09 PM EST A compilation of iPhone videos shot by the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, a chronicle of the recording of Stevie Nicks' last album and a documentary on New Orleans piano legend James Booker have been added to the SXSW Film Festival. All th ...

  13. Howie Richmond, Co-Founder of Songwriters Hall of Fame, Dies

    June 01, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Howie Richmond, a giant in music publishing since the 1940s, died May 20 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 94. Richmond began his career in the music industry in 1935, working in publicity, before founding publishing company Cromwell Music in 1949 a ...

  14. SXSW Keynote: Bruce Springsteen Speaks to the Young Musicians and the Old Guard

    March 15, 2012 5:11 PM EDT Declaring that "every important musician in this town is asleep - or they will be by the time I finish this thing," Bruce Springsteen spent nearly 50 minutes early Thursday afternoon encouraging his musical colleagues and offering insigh ...

  15. Bruce Springsteen Records New Song For Pete Seeger Album: Exclusive

    June 15, 2011 4:40 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen has recorded a new Pete Seeger song for a Seeger album that is penciled in for release this holiday season. Springsteen sings two verses and a chorus on "God is Counting on Us," a song Seeger wrote in response to the oi ...

  16. Phil Ochs Documentary, 'There But For Fortune,' Marches Across U.S.

    March 03, 2011 3:36 PM EST A documentary on '60s folksinger Phil Ochs that had a schedule of eight cities in January has expanded its run to 70 playdates and may eventually be booked into 100 theaters. For a film that took 20 years to come together despite the interest ...

  17. U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor Among Artists In Irish Music Doc

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST "The Music of Ireland - Welcome Home," a documentary featuring interviews and performances from U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftans will debut on New York public television station WLIW on Feb. 17, then rollout to oth ...

  18. Cuba's Rodríguez Claims Seeger Birthday Ban

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leading Cuban singer songwriter Silvio Rodríguez has criticised the U.S. government for not granting him a visa to perform at the Madison Square Garden concert in New York to mark Pete Seeger's 90th birthday. Dozens of stars and musician frie ...

  19. '60s Songwriter Erik Darling Dies At 74

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Erik Darling, the reedy-voiced guitarist and banjo player who deftly stepped in when Pete Seeger left the pioneering folk music group The Weavers, has died after battling lymphoma. He was 74. He died Sunday in Chapel Hill, not far from Raleigh. Da ...

  20. Montreal Concert Producer Sam Gesser Dies

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Montreal concert producer Sam Gesser, best known for bringing names like Janis Joplin, Joan Baez and Pete Seeger to the city, died yesterday of cancer. He was 78. Harry Belafonte once described Gesser as the best impresario in North America, his c ...

  21. Billboard Q&A: Roger McGuinn

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Folk-rock mainstay Roger McGuinn, who co-founded the Byrds in 1964, has long been not only writing music about the environment, he's also been an activist. Now in his fifth decade in the business, McGuinn has seen the seed of environmentally ...

  22. Appleseed Recordings Preps 10th Anniversary Releases

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie label Appleseed Recordings is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a string of civic-minded compilation releases featuring new songs from such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger and Jon Bon Jovi. Former consumer advocate lawyer Jim M ...

  23. Q&A: PETE SEEGER

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Like a train in a Woody Guthrie song, Pete Seeger just can't stop. Activist and pacifist, preacher and congregant, teacher and student, Seeger, 87, still believes that a song can change the course of Like a train in a Woody Guthrie song, Pete ...

  24. Key Folk Music Figure Sis Cunningham Dies

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Agnes "Sis" Cunningham, a key figure in the American folk music movement as a performer, documentarian and magazine publisher, died Sunday (June 27) in New Paltz, N.Y. She was 95. Agnes "Sis" Cunningham, a key figure in the Ame ...