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Title: Pete Seeger
Post by: aarra on May 04, 2009, 04:50:44 PM
Just wondering if anyone else on the forum was at the Pete Seeger 90th b'day at Madison Square Garden last night.  Great show for Clearwater by 40 great artists.  I won't go through them all but Dave Matthews was incredible with his version of "Rye Whiskey";  Richie Haven's :Freedom" great as always;  Kris Kristofferson even though his voice is going;  Joan Baez;  Tom Morello;  Arlo Guthrie;  Bruce Springsteen;  and of course Pete.  No matter what your political leanings, these were great performances by great artists.   :bowdown:    Besides, how can you be against cleaning up the polluted waters.   

Title: Re: Pete Seeger
Post by: lw216316 on May 04, 2009, 05:02:41 PM
but saw a tv special about him when he was 80 something ...
it was a tribute type of program as I recall...
he came out at the end to play a little...
....was setting up a song and then forgot the words for a moment...then recovered

- Larry

Title: Re: Pete Seeger
Post by: aarra on May 04, 2009, 05:14:40 PM
I've also heard that he has some difficulty remembering the lyrics, but he's entitled at 90.  I'm not near that and I have trouble remembering my own name half the time.  Anyway, last night he didn't miss a word and moved around like a 70 year old, spry as they say.

Title: Re: Pete Seeger
Post by: ncognito on May 04, 2009, 05:16:33 PM
No, but some friends had tickets so I need to ask them about it.  I did catch Pete with his grandson, Tao Rodriguez Seeger, and Guy Davis at a benefit show for radio station WPKN last year.  The station's call numbers, 89.5, and his half birthday of 89 and a half, "conveniently coincided".  That was a special experience, but likely paled by comparison to yours in NY.  I try to get to the Clearwater Festival, for at least a day, every summer.  All the performers volunteer their time to benefit the revival of the Hudson River.  IMHO, Seeger is a national treasure.


Title: Re: Pete Seeger
Post by: aarra on May 04, 2009, 05:36:34 PM
Absolutely true, Dave.  He's a remarkable human being in every sense.

Title: Re: Pete Seeger
Post by: Zohn on May 05, 2009, 07:30:41 AM
Dave Mathews loves him, so that is some compliment. Now that I saw the name here, I'm reminded of hearing something over the radio this morning about that event, and I'm definitely going to listen to some of his stuff. Thanks.

Title: Re: Pete Seeger
Post by: teh on May 07, 2009, 11:08:53 PM
A couple days late but I was out. I couldn't find Pete's version so I found an old version from Leo.

and here's a nice one from the late Harry Chapin:

Title: Re: Pete Seeger
Post by: schnitz on May 19, 2009, 04:24:16 PM
Though I saw Pete in various venues (large and small) decades ago in New York, I did not return from MN for the concert. But, I heard that there will be some version on public TV this summer!

You can catch some of the fun on Youtube videos for now.