Three articles regarding Pete Seeger’s demise – one pro, two contra, provide a good appraisal of the man’s life, work and views.
- FLAVORWIRE: In Memory of Folk Legend Pete Seeger, 10 Iconic Performances
- FIRST THINGS: Pete Seeger: The Communist Consumers Loved
- NATIONAL REVIEW: Totalitarian Troubadour
I loathed Seeger’s politics, his slavish devotion, until 1995, to Joseph Stalin’s murderous regime, and the fact that he stole ‘Wimoweh’ (see the story about Solomon Linda). Still, his own body of work will live on as part of Americana, and should be remembered as some of the finest songs to ever come out of the United States, as they are, indeed, timeless. One should never attempt to separate a man from his works, however, as the soul of each artist imbues his craft, whether we like it or not.