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PostSubject: Pete Seeger - is a songwriter, country music singer   Sun May 27, 2012 3:51 pm

Peter Seeger (born May 3, 1919), also known as Pete Seeger, is a songwriter, country music singer and political activist. He was also a member of the Weavers, but also to have composed many songs, including a recording of "Goodnight Irene" topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. [1] He is also former member of the American Communist Party and who has a major contribution to folk music and was a pioneer in music antiwar movement. in the years of the decade 50 and 60. He is the author of the famous anti-war song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"

He is also author of the song Teacher Uncle Ho (Uncle Ho - Teacher):

I'll have to say ... in my own way. The only way I know, that we have learned something Power to the People and the power to know. From Teacher Uncle Ho!

His sister, Peggy Seeger (who died in 1989) Ewan MacColl's wife re-authors of the song The Ballad of HoChiMinh [2].

In 1995, in an interview, he apologized for the long silence about the crimes of Stalin, he apologized "for blindly following the Party line without seeing that Stalin was a leader extremely bad and brutal "[3]. In 2007, he wrote a song about Stalin ("Big Joe Blues") in which the sentence:

I sing about his old Joe, cruel Joe
He ruled with an iron fist
He put an end to the dreams of many people in each country
He had a chance to make a new start for mankind
Instead he put it back, in the same place disgusting
I have "Big Joe Blues":
(Shut up or you'll die!)
I got the "Big Joe Blues":
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