Communist Fossil Assumes Room Temperature

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 at 7:30 am
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Legendary musician Pete Seeger, whose career embodied the modern folk movement, died Monday at the age of 94.

The singer-songwriter, who was a stalwart supporter of workers’ causes, died of natural causes at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital.

“He led by example,” said his grandson, Kitama Cahill Jackson, told The Post. “He instilled in all of us that it was our responsibility to be there for others.”

Seeger, who was once blacklisted during the 1950s McCarthy era, performed with Bruce Springsteen at President Obama’s inauguration in 2009.

“I think overall he will be remembered for his intellect and wanting to make the world a cleaner place,” added his granddaughter Moraya Seeger Jackson. “and he did that with his music.”

Born upstate in Patterson, NY, the veteran singer and activist showed up at the Occupy Wall Street protests in downtown Manhattan in 2011.

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3 Responses to “Communist Fossil Assumes Room Temperature”

  1. RNB on 28/28/14 at 11:42 am

    “…Woody Guthrie, who emblazoned his guitar with ‘This machine kills fascists.’” My father had (served on) a machine that killed fascists. It was the U.S.S. Frankford DD-497, a Gleaves-class destroyer.

    Neither Woddy Guthrie nor Pete Seeger ever killed a fascist in his life. Poseurs.

  2. Dave (in MA) on 29/29/14 at 9:59 am

    Now, now. You don’t know for certain that no fascists ever died of boredom from listening to their music.