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Pete Seeger, 1919-2014
Folk singer icon Pete Seeger died January 27 at the age of 94. He began his career at the age of 20, and continued right up to his final months, participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2012. During his long life, he championed Civil Rights, the abolition of the death penalty, the peace movement, and was even blacklisted by Congress in the 50's for being a Communist.
Some of his best known recordings include:
"Where Have All the Flowers Gone"
"We Shall Overcome"
"If I Had a Hammer"
"Turn, Turn, Turn"
"Waist Deep in the Deep Muddy."
YouTube: Seeger with Arlo Guthrie: Where Have All the Flowers Gone
90th Birthday Tribute Concert with Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez and others
this is the most comprehensive scholarly resource on music in English.
The articles about composers have complete lists of works and extensive biographies.
There are also entries about genres, terms, instruments, and non-western music. 29 volumes
The articles of the dictionary range from small definitions of dance styles and musical terms to mid-length biographies of important performers, composers and music patrons, to longer examinations of larger subjects such as the history of jazz, musical instruments, music education in the United States, and the American history of the orchestra.
The dictionary's articles are supplemented by over 400 images and 140 musical examples and other materials. An abbreviations list, list of contributors, and tips on the use of the dictionary make navigation easy.