Knowledge Identifier: +Pete_Seeger
At thirteen, Seeger enrolled in the Avon Old Farms prep school in Avon, Connecticut where he graduated in 1936
A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950
In the spring of 1941, the twenty-one-year-old Seeger performed as a member of the Almanac Singers along with Millard Lampell, Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie, Butch and Bess Lomax Hawes, and Lee Hays
Carl Joachim Friedrich - Friedrich was the author of an article "Poison in Our System" for the June 1941 issue of the "Atlantic Monthly", criticizing "Songs For John Doe", an album of songs against Roosevelt's peacetime draft , by the Almanac Singers, who included the twenty-one-year-old Pete Seeger, performing under the pseudonym 'Pete Bowers'
In 1942 he became a member of the Communist Party USA itself
Woody Guthrie - Guthrie contributed songwriting and authenticity in much the same capacity for Pete Seeger's post-Almanac Singers project "People's Songs", a newsletter and booking organization for labor singers, founded in 1945
Harold Leventhal - While working on the doomed 1948 presidential campaign of the progressive Henry Wallace, Leventhal met folk singer Pete Seeger, and soon became the manager of Seeger's group, The Weavers
Alone among the many witnesses after the 1950 conviction and imprisonment of the Hollywood Ten for contempt of Congress, Seeger refused to plead the Fifth Amendment and instead refused to name personal and political associations on the grounds that this would violate his First Amendment rights: "I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs
Lead Belly - Lead Belly's playing style was popularized by Pete Seeger, who adopted the twelve-string guitar in the 1950s and released an instructional LP and book using Lead Belly as an exemplar of technique
Bob Gibson (musician) - In 1953 Gibson met Pete Seeger, helping Seeger to complete rebuilding his home
Martha Schlamme - In 1954, she recorded the album "German Folk-Songs" with the blacklisted singer Pete Seeger
They briefly returned to the stage, however, at a sold-out reunion at Carnegie Hall in 1955 and in a subsequent reunion tour, which produced a hit version of Merle Travis's "Sixteen Tons" as well as LPs of their concert performances
Mary Travers - While in high school, Travers joined the Song Swappers, which sang backup for Pete Seeger when Folkways Records reissued a union song collection, "Talking Union", in 1955
In 1956, "Peter" Seeger and his wife, Toshi, traveled to Port of Spain, Trinidad, to seek out information on the steelpan, steel drum or "Ping-Pong" as it was sometimes called
Seeger's refusal to testify led to a March 26, 1957, indictment for contempt of Congress; for some years, he had to keep the federal government apprised of where he was going any time he left the Southern District of New York
Erik Darling - In April 1958 Darling replaced Pete Seeger in The Weavers, although he continued working club dates with The Tarriers until November 1959
Alan Lomax - Upon his return to New York in 1959, Lomax produced a concert, Folksong '59, in Carnegie Hall, featuring Arkansas singer Jimmy Driftwood; the Selah Jubilee Singers and Drexel Singers ; Muddy Waters and Memphis Slim ; Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys ; Pete Seeger, Mike_Seeger ; and The Cadillacs
In 1960, the San Diego school board told him that he could not play a scheduled concert at a high school unless he signed an oath pledging that the concert would not be used to promote a communist agenda or an overthrow of the government
Johnny Cash - In the 1960s he appeared on Pete Seeger's short lived television series "Rainbow Quest"
Industrial Workers of the World - In the 1960s, the American folk music revival in the United States brought a renewed interest in the songs of Joe Hill and other Wobblies, and seminal folk revival figures such as Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie had a pro-Wobbly tone, while some were members of the IWW. Among the protest songs in the book are "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum" , "Union Maid", and "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night"
Tom Paxton - Newport Folk Festival - Pete Seeger picked up on a few of Tom Paxton's songs in 1963, including "Ramblin' Boy" and "What Did You Learn in School Today-" Meanwhile, Paxton had increased his profile as a performer, appearing at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival, which was recorded by Vanguard Records
Bernie Krause - He joined The Weavers in 1963, replacing Frank Hamilton as the third replacement for co-founder Pete Seeger and stayed with them until they disbanded a year later
There was a widely repeated story that Seeger was so upset over the extremely loud amplified sound that Dylan, backed by members of the Butterfield Blues Band, brought into the 1965 Newport Folk Festival that he threatened to disconnect the equipment
Buffy Sainte-Marie - She appeared on Pete Seeger's "Rainbow Quest with Pete Seeger" in 1965 and several Canadian Television productions from the 1960s through to the 1990s, and other TV shows such as "American Bandstand", "Soul Train", "The Johnny Cash Show" and "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson"; and sang the opening song "The Circle Game" in Stuart Hagmann's film "The Strawberry Statement"
Seeger is involved in the environmental organization Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, which he co-founded in 1966
Hudson River - In 1966, Pete Seeger and Toshi Seeger founded Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, an environmental education organization and an actual boat , that promotes awareness of the river and its history
Len Chandler - One of Chandler's song entitled "Run Come See the Sun", was sung by Pete Seeger at the Sanders Theater in Boston in the year 1980
In 1982 Seeger performed at a benefit concert for Poland's Solidarity resistance movement
Ronnie Gilbert - Near and Gilbert joined Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger for the 1984 quartet album "HARP"
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism - The former CPUSA official Gil Green, as well as notable activists such as Pete Seeger and Angela Davis, led the reformist movement in December 1991 at the national convention
Ani DiFranco - In the early 1993 she played Pete Seeger's Clearwater Folk Festival for the first time
In 1998 Appleseed Records issued a double-CD tribute album: "Where Have All the Flowers Gone: the Songs of Pete Seeger", which included readings by Studs Terkel and songs by Billy Bragg, Jackson Browne, Eliza Carthy, Judy Collins, Bruce Cockburn, Donovan, Ani DiFranco, Dick Gaughan, Nanci Griffith, Richie Havens, Indigo Girls, Roger McGuinn, Holly Near, Odetta, Tom Paxton, Bonnie Raitt, Martin Simpson, and Bruce Springsteen, among others
Rufus Harley - A posthumous retrospective on Rhino Handmade, "Courage - The Atlantic Recordings", was released in November 2006 as a 3,000 copy limited edition, and contains all the tracks from his four Atlantic LPs, plus an unreleased track of Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson's composition "Where Have All the Flowers Gone-" recorded in 1969
MOFFOM (Music on Film-Film on Music) - The 2008 festival featured an exclusive video greeting from Lifetime Achievement *award honoree Pete Seeger
Richie Havens - On May 3, 2009, Havens performed at the fundraising concert in honor of Pete Seeger's 90th birthday
Clearwater Festival - Loosely Woven's Artistic Director Wayne Richmond and his new wife Gial, attended the 2011 Clearwater Festival and met Pete Seeger
Leonard Peltier - Silent Bear releases "Freedom For Leonard Peltier " featuring Pete Seeger on his CD, The Green Lion, July 2014