7 songs to help you remember Pete Seeger

Listen to some of the legendary folk singer's greatest hits


Prachi Gupta
January 28, 2014 7:21PM (UTC)

Folk singer, songwriter and social activist Pete Seeger has died. Seeger died due to natural causes in his sleep at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He was 94.

Seeger had been active since the 1940s, when he established himself as one of America's lead folk singers. He joined the Weavers in the 1950s, releasing a series of hits, including Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene," and in the 1960s became a prominent voice in the civil rights movement and counterculture.

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Here are some of Seegers' most well-known songs, as Americans mourn the loss of folk music's pioneer:

"Turn, Turn, Turn"

"We Shall Overcome"

"If I Had a Hammer"

"Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"

"Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"

"Goodnight Irene"

"Little Boxes"


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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