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This Historic Day In Music: Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger was born in Patterson, New York on this day, May 3, in the year 1919. Pete performed in public for the first time on Sunday, March 3, 1940 on the stage of the Forrest Theatre in New York … Continue reading

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Two Days In New York City

I’ve written about days like this before: days that are pinpoints on the timeline of music history, when paths crossed and discoveries were made. Days that changed lives and (ultimately) changed music. For instance… August 1, 1927: The day that … Continue reading

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Quotations Marked 4

“The real musician is not the one who can knock your eyeballs out with fast, difficult runs. A real musician can make the simple songs vibrate and sparkle with the life that is within them.” That quote has been posted … Continue reading

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Playing It Again

On May 3, 2010, I wrote and published my sixth post on sixstr stories. It was an “On This Day In Music History” post in celebration of Pete Seeger’s 91st birthday. In the days since he died, I’ve really wanted … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Pete Seeger

The man who played the long neck, 5-string banjo that bore these words: “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender” is gone. Pete Seeger was born on May 3, 1919. He passed away at New York Presbyterian Hospital … Continue reading

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Finding Covers, Chapter 2

Bruce Springsteen has a new album out. The album is called High Hopes and, as one would expect, its release has triggered a cacophonous accompaniment of articles, interviews and record reviews. Though I have certainly not read and/or heard them all, the … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger is always good for a quote. My favorite is from the introduction to his children’s book Abiyoyo (1985): “Practice may not make perfect but it sure as hell makes for improvement.” From The Protest Singer: An Intimate Portrait … Continue reading

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