The Iconic Folk-Singer and Balladeer of the World Working Class, Pete Seeger, passed away on 27th January 2014 at a New York hospital. He was 94.
Comrade Pete Seeger was a singer, environmentalist, anti-imperialist. He was a Communist; joined the party in 1942. He fought for civil liberties and was a hard critic of capitalism and imperialism.
His songs like “If I Had a Hammer,” ”Turn, Turn, Turn,” ”Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” etc. are sung over the whole world. He sang against Nazism and Hitler and also against nuclear power.
During the “Occupy Wall Street ” movement he sung powerfully, though he had to lean on two canes at his ripe age of 90. Pete Seeger popularised the International Song of Working Class “We Shall Overcome” through out the world.
Though he was victimised for his revolutionary songs, he continued his with his folk songs. He was awarded Grammy and US Rock and Roll of Fame Awards.
The Revolutionary Folk Singer has passed away. Our Revolutionary greetings to him! His songs will be making waves for many more years.