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Jeremy Baldwin Remembers Folk Icon, Pete Seeger

Jan 28, 2014

Folk music icon Pete Seeger died Monday at the age of 94. 89.1 WEMU's Roots Music Project host, Jeremy Baldwin says Seeger's influence was huge. 


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He adds that Seeger touched musicians no matter what their genre. Baldwin says nobody - except maybe for Kermit the Frog - played a bigger role in popularizing the banjo in the northern U.S. than Pete Seeger. Seeger's grandson, Kitama Cahill Jackson told the Associated Press and New York Times that Seeger died of natural causes.      



SEE ALSO:  Pete Seeger, Folk Music Icon And Activist, Dies At 94    


Seeger's songwriting credits include "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and "Where have All the Flowers Gone?"


— Bob Eccles is a reporter and the host of 89.1 WEMU's All Things Considered. Contact him at 734.487.3363, email him reccles@emich.edu, or follow him on Twitter @BobEcclesWEMU