Pete Seeger

Woody's Children: Remembering Pete Seeger

by Bob Sherman
Pete Seeger, photo by Jeremy Rainer

Nobody, in or out of the arts, has had a greater influence on the positive elements in American society than Pete Seeger, whether fighting for peace, standing up to the blacklisters, helping clean up the Hudson, encouraging other folk musicians, bringing hordes of youngsters into the folk family, and letting all of us share his enduring hope for a better future. Pete coined the phrase "Woody's Children," was our guest on the very first broadcast in January of 1969, paid us many studio visits over the years, and has been the subject of birthday tributes for thirty years and more.

Question of the Day: Remembering Pete Seeger

by Corny O'Connell
Gus Philippas

Pete Seeger died yesterday at the age of 94. He was at the forefront of the folk revival of the 1950s and '60s. His music influenced generations of fans and musicians including Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Seeger, who lived in Beacon, New York, was a life-long advocate for environmental causes including the health of the Hudson River. He helped organize Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival - the annual festival that helps to preserve and protect the river.

Pete Seeger - Words and Music - 2006

by Rita Houston
Pete Seeger, photo by David Bernz

From political anthems to children's sing-a-longs, Pete Seeger's contribution to music is immeasurable. In honor of his 87th birthday, we go back to 1995 when he visited WFUV to talk with me about Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival.