Pete Seeger sings
Pete Seeger sings "Turn, Turn, Turn" at the Great Hudson River Revival 2011. Photo: Jim, the Photographer. source flickr

Links: Nekrologer + sange / Obituraries & songs

Se linksamlingen om Peter (Pete) Seeger (1919-2014), der døde i New York i mandag den 27. januar. Samlingen er links til leksika og artikler på dansk.

Herunder opsamling af nekrologer:

Et langt og vigtigt liv er slut: Pete Seeger 1919-2014. Af Freddie Nielsen (Socialistisk Arbejderavis, nr. 336, februar 2014). “Hvis du ikke kender sangeren og sangene, så er mulighederne der stadig – udnyt dem.”

“WE Shall Overcome”: En hyldest til Pete Seeger. Af Christopher Phelps (Socialistisk Information, 8. februar 2014). “Netop afdøde Pete Seeger er især berømt for at gøre “We Shall Overcome” til en hymne for borger- og menneskerettigheder. Her er historien om, hvor han fandt denne sang.”

Det begynder med hinanden. Af Arne Würgler (, 31. januar 2014). “Og dog: Sangene og erfaringen lever videre.

Håbets sanger er død: Pete Seeger 1919-2014. Af Peter Rasmussen (, 28. januar 2014). “Han holdt stædigt fast i et håb for menneskeheden.”

Med sangen som våben. Af Klaus Lynggaard (, 29. januar 2014). “Et omvandrende stykke amerikansk musikhistorie takker af.” 


See links on Peter (Pete) Seeger (1919-2014), who died on January 27, was a living legend, as a folk music banjo player since the 30’ies, as the author or co-author of a number of classical song and as a political activist in seven decades, supporting unions, strikes, civil right movement, anti war and environmentalism. He contributed to the important musical groups The Almanac Singers (1941) as well as The Weavers (1948-1958)

Most of the link collection is in English: Links to Sites, articles, recordings (with groups) and solo, + see also links.


Monthly Review (Vol.66, No.8, January 2015, p.1-41). Theme with 6 articles about Pete Seeger: “Pete was a long-time reader of Monthly Review and, occasionally, a writer for this magazine.”

“We Shall Overcome”: Remembering folk icon, activist Pete Seeger in his own words & songs (Democracy Now, January 28, 2014, Video, 59 min.). Host: Amy Godman + full transcript!

Pete Seeger – A song for every struggle (obituary). By Dave Gibson (Socialist Review, No. 289, March 2014; on Marxists Internet Archive) “..Seeger’s significance is that he continued through very tough times to put his beliefs into song, and to use song to bring people together into activity.”

Pete Seeger: The art of folksong. By Chris Gray (Weekly Worker, Issue 1000, March 6, 2014). “Pete Seeger was undoubtedly one of the most important and well-loved American folk musicians of the 20th century, being also a folksinger, songwriter and political activist.”                                                                                                 

The sound of the small c. By Alexander Billet (Jacobin, 30 January 2014). “Pete Seeger represented a musical tradition that can’t be divorced from American radicalism.”

American folksinger Pete Seeger dead, at 94. By David Walsh (World Socialist Web Site, 30 January 2014).In his political views, the singer never went beyond populist radicalism, but this has a great deal to do with the dominance of Stalinism on the American left during his youth and middle age.”

“We shall overcome”: Honoring Pete Seeger (Solidarity, January 29, 2014). “Seeger is famous for making ‘We Shall Overcome’ a civil and human rights anthem. The story of where he found that song is told by historian Christopher Phelps.”

Pete Seeger 1919-2014. By Jimmy Ross (Socialist Worker, Issue 2388, 29 January 2014). “Pete campaigned against the US war in Vietnam and was a pioneer of environmentalism.”

Pete Seeger, folk legend, dead at 94. By David Browne (Rolling Stone, January 28, 2014). Seminal figure in American music influenced generations of musicians from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen. Incl. links (Pete Seeeger’s Life in [23] Photos)

Pete Seeger, we honour you. By Marc Brodine (People’s World, January 28, 2014)

Pete Seeger’s break with Stalinism. By Jim Denham (Blog, Shiraz Socialist, January 28, 2014). Incl. video with Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee “Down By the Riverside”)

Pete Seeger dies aged 94Singer-songwriter inspired folk revival in the US and was blacklisted during McCarthy era for his leftwing views and lyrics (incl.  An interview with Pete Seeger from 2007 & Pete Seeger – a life in pictures & “This Land is …” 2013, incl. new verse!)  (The Guardian, 28 Januar 2014)

Pete Seeger: This Man sorrounded hate and forced it to surrende. By John Nichols (The Nation, January 28, 2014)

Pete Seeger outlasted the bastards (Truthdig, January 28, 2014)

Pete Seeger: folk singer, songwriter, and communist (Religious Left Law, 01/28/2014)



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