The man who played the long neck, 5-string banjo that bore these words:
“This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender”
Pete Seeger was born on May 3, 1919.
He passed away at New York Presbyterian Hospital at around 9:30 pm on Monday, January 27, 2014.
Pete Seeger once wrote:
“The musical culture of a nation should be judged not by the abilities of its best musicians, but by how many people take part in making music.”
What a career, what a long, full life. While he will be missed, his legacy as an artist, activist and champion of the poorest among us will never be forgotten. He made a difference, and we’re all the better for it.