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Died famous folk singer U.S. and left activist Pete Seeger


One of the main folk singers of the United States, Creator of the "anti-war anthem" and left activist Pete Seeger died on Monday on 95-th year of life in the city Bacon of the state of new York, where he lived in the last years, informs The New York Times referring to the grandson of the bard Katamu Cahill-Jackson.

He told the publication that Seeger died at Presbyterian hospital in new York from natural circumstances.

Better known as "American Troubadour", Seeger is a key figure in the revival of folk music in the USA, and also the ancestor of the songs of protest. In his early years he has performed together with other famous musician woody Guthrie, but at the age of 90 years, took part in demonstrations under the slogan Occupy Wall Street, leaning with all this on 2 sticks.

The famous artist was born on may 3, 1919, in new York in a musical family. His father Charles was a musicologist, and the mother is a cellist. Pete youth learned to play the banjo and guitar. In adolescence was vigorously to get involved in folk music and work with renowned folklorist Alan Lomax. After beginning his studies at Harvard Institute quickly realized that his calling is music, he quit and started collecting rural folklore across the country, says the channel " Culture".

Seeger gained popularity as part of the folk group The Weavers, formed in 1948. In the early 1950s for his own left-wing views and sympathy to the Soviet Union was repeatedly subjected to political persecution in their homeland. In the mid-1950s he was even convicted of contempt of Congress of the United States in consequence of refusing to answer questions concerning his political views in a Commission to investigate UN-American activities.

Since the late 1950s and especially in the 1960-ies Pete Seeger reappeared on the stage, singing in social, even the anti-war theme. He is the author made real anti-war anthem song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" Seeger wrote this song on the plane, reading their favourite 3 lines lullaby from the British version of the novel by Mikhail Sholokhov "Quiet flows the don", informs RIA of "news".

In 1961 Pete Seeger for the first time gave a concert in the USSR. The concert of the American artist took place in the concert hall of the Tchaikovsky. In 1965 he appeared in the MSU Assembly hall. In the 2000-ies Seeger performed against the participation of the United States in the war in Iraq. However it does not hurt him in early January 2009 to participate in a landmark gala concert in Washington for 2 days before the inauguration of President Barack Obama, says ITAR-TASS.

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