Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

Pete Seeger, father of the American folk revival, author or co-author of some of its iconic songs – “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season),” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” – and popularizer of the civil-rights anthem “We Shall Overcome,” has died at 94.

An obituary by Jon Pareles for The New York Times: