YOU GOTTA WALK THAT LONESOME VALLEY

Folk singer Pete Seger died two days ago at the age of 94. He was blacklisted in the McCarthy era of the 1950s and later championed the civil rights and environmental movements, but I remember him more for his music than his politics, intertwined though they were. I recall him from as far back as the late 1940s-early 1950s when he sang with The Weavers, the folk group he helped form. You may remember him for the songs he wrote and made famous, such as “If I Had a Hammer,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Turn, Turn, Turn.”

I write this post simply out of respect for the memory of a passionate creator/artist whose songs and voice were part of my life. Here are a few of his performances:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCPAhR09wCA (“Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcbqCssiBUc (“You Gotta Walk That Lonesome Valley”)

RIP.

Peace.