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Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger (1919-2014) spent over 75 years working to create a better world through encouraging people to sing with each other.had an enormous impact on the world — not just on huge numbers of musicians but on millions of people who felt personally touched by his life and his music. Pete's life & work

Pete played a very central role in Rise Up Singing, as well as our 2015 sequel Rise Again. Pete's role in RUS & RA

Our Peter was the editor for Pete's important 1993 autobiography Where Have All the Flowers Gone: A Singalong Memoir that is filled with his beliefs, songs, songs, and ideas about how to create hope and change. The book is unfortunately out of print but we hope it will be available again. His family gave us permission to include many quotes from his autobiography in the new songbook If I Had a Hammer we created for Pete's 100th anniversary. You can find here an online discography of Pete's 70+ years of recordings. that was created for his autobiography.

There are 50 songs Pete composed in The Music Box and nearly 200 songs that he recorded that you can find by going to Pete's Music Box song page

We sell 20 of Pete's terrific CD's on this site: see Pete's recordings. We also carry 2 other great Seeger song collections. Seeger songbooks

May 3, 2019 was the 100th anniversary of Pete's birth. How can we use this opportunity to rededicate ourselves to all Pete believed in and worked for all his life?! We put on around 30 concerts around the country with other artists who worked closely with Pete over the years. 100th anniversary tour.

We put out a new songbook If I Had a Hammer containing 47 of Pete's best singalong songs especially for the centennial - which includes a moving foreword by Harry Belafonte and quotes from Pete about many of his songs taken from his autobiography. Copies of this Seeger songbook are available for as little as $2 each in bulk for use at singalong events.