I remember Mika from 'Singing In The Rain', UCLA days c. 1965-66 and my sons fell asleep listening to your Father's music when they were toddlers. His music will live forever in the hearts of many. Condolences to your family.
Well may the world go, the world go now you're far away. We've dusted of the banjo and guitar and your songs live on! Bill and Jackie
CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS....
Aloha,thank-you for sing along songs fun make us smile pops enjoyed your songs too j;5 mahalo my friend
Thank you Pete for providing the music I grew up listening to during our dinner time. My parents loved your music and luckily I do too.
Love of life,nature and responsibility to preserve it.Pumpkinfest 2013 .This land is your land,this land is my land :)
Third generation appreciating the message and music.pumpkin fest 2013.Thank you for Pete Seeger Hall and the Calico Ball for children.Love and Light.
R.I.P., Old Troubadour...you did us proud!
Pete was always larger than life! He will be missed by so many.
THANK YOU FOR THE FREEDOM SON WE SHALL OVERCOME REST IN PEACE
One of the best, you will be missed! We love Seeger!
Your politics is the politics of rolling up your sleeves
No words can convey what Pete meant to me and to so many others. The world will seem a little less complete and make a little less sense without his voice, but his legacy will live forever. Thanks, Pete, for all you were and all you've done; we'll miss you. Sincere condolences to the entire Seeger family, and thanks for sharing Pete with us for all those years. May he, and Toshi, rest in eternal peace.
Sometimes we feel like it's difficult to find real heroes in the world these days, other than on the battlefield. Pete Seeger was a real hero for the people, his country. and the environment. I'm glad to have lived during a time when he lived and to have been personally touched by his music and his life Bob Webster (Fairport,NY)
Thank you to Pete and all that will carry on the light. The world will always need role models like him.
Pete Seeger "singing us out" with AMAZING GRACE at the Clearwater Festival, The Great Hudson River Revival, June 2013.
Soo inspiring to all present in his steadfast strength and gentleness!
Thank you, Pete, for all your love of the world. To your family, thank you for sharing him with us all. We think of you and your families at this time.
I loved listening to Pete Seeger's music. I will always miss him. He was the best! He had lessons about bravery and music I hope we continue to carry on. This loss is one of the biggest blows to American music. We must carry on his legacy of music, his sense of justice, the care he gave the people and to all forms of life in this world if we are to progress as a human race.
I know Pete lived a mighty long life, but his death feels like a hole in this world. He was a mentor to us all. He taught me the great value of music - American music - and to sing out against injustices. I know he is resting in peace because he lived his life in peace. His music remains a great treasure to this world.
To Pete's family, my sincere condolences. Thank you all for sharing him with the world. We in the Hudson Valley were especially privileged to see him around town and often exchange pleasantries. The world has lost a great American treasure. His gift to the world was his love of his fellow man. His legacy will be his music and his message. May he rest now in his brown earth.
A very brave man who will be missed. RIP
Will miss hearing about your latest exploits. Love your music, will always love you. RIP Pete. Your earthly journey is over. You can now play for the angels!
Job well done Pete Seeger. Rest in Peace.
Your message and music were gifts that will endure. Thank you Pete.
Although I did not always agree with Mr. Seeger's political views, I respected him as a musician and enjoyed many of his songs. "On Top of Old Smokey" will never grace my ears again without a veil of sadness. Rest In Peace.
To my old brown earth and to my old blue sky, I"ll now give these last few molecules of mine.
Pete Seeger, thank you for everything.
Sir. Seeger will be missed and certainly it's comforting to know he is in a place of rest as Ecclesiates 9:5 brings out.
So sad, you will be missed, Rest in Peace your work on earth is done, you.have lived a long full life.Your in my prayers !!
Adding a candlelight prayer to Pete (& Arlo& family)...& for Pete's family....we have been blessed...what a privlege to have shared a world with such a wonderful soul & to have learned so much. Thank you, all...thank you, Pete.
Thank you Pete Seeger for your courage, your example and your music. You will live on in all three.
PETE, thank you. I hope that says it all...today, we have lost a friend, an ambassador for betterment, and aside from being a dear dear man, teacher & example...you leave us music, you shared your wisdom & talent, & strength of character through integrity, honesty, humility & love. For a time now, our sunset is YOUR sunrise ! -Thank you !
Pete Seeger meant so much to my sons and me. My husband had a heart attack the evening after Clearwater in 1989 and Pete wrote a note to my 2young sons expressing his sympathy to them. One of my sons told me the other day that he felt like he had lost a grandfather and my other son has taught his 3year old daughter some of the folk songs he learned as a child. Pete Seeger will live on in cherished memories that we have and in the collective memories of so many. He was a very special person.
My deepest condolences goes out to your family and friends. May the God of all comfort help to heal your hearts.
I am a 66 year. Old woman that when I was young mr. Seeger opened my eyes and mind to make me a person who cares for all. He opened many peoples eyes to things that were wrong and a lot of us worked to change them.thank you sir you made this world a much better place, but there is still work to be done, we will continue though our grand children and there grand children. S.Mahon
We will overcome Pete. You had the courage to wake us up. We are stiil awake. Thank you dear uncle peep.
Loyal to the end, Maddy
walks alongside gandhi and mlk jr. mankind doesn't get any better
Pete, your brother Charles was as you born with brain, humour, and heart. Thank you both for your many kindnesses. Now you can fly out to those stars Charles was listening to as he helped SETI begin. I'll always be listening. With love to Judith, Cassandra, and Naomi. Madeleine
Listening to Pete Seeger sing 'Amazing Grace' sooo beautifully with Buffy Saint Marie and John White Jr. takes me back to last summer's Clearwater Festival.
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It brings tears! Prayers for comfort for his entire family and for all who've loved that dear, kind, steadfast National Treasure of a man all these decades.
I'm so sorry for your loss. It's always painful to lose someone we love. God promises in Isiah 25:8 that he will destroy death forever and he will wipe the tears from our eyes. What a comforting hope. My condolences
Mr Seeger, I call you that because I always called my classmates parents Mr. or Mrs. and Mika was my classmate, thanks for taking the time back in the '50s on those hot Saturday nights to come up to Beacon Hills and call those great ole square dances on the handball courts. Probably nobody remembers little things like that, but it was important to me when I was ten or eleven. Thanks.
You will be missed Grandpa Pete ( my third grandpa)
I will remember all my of childhood birthdays at the strawberry festival and you singing me happy birthday and coming to dinner at the cabin and all the nights we camped out up on the mountain.
Pete was an amazing man for a million reasons and will be very very missed by myself and millions all over the world.
My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Musician, composer, teacher, activist, patriot, and humanitarian, - there are few public figures whose loss I have mourned so deeply. Pete Seeger made the world a better place and his example will continue to do so for generations to come. His detractors could not silence him in life and his message will still be heard long after his passing.
I thank you,Pete. Forty years of banjo began with me buying your red book--more dangerous than Mao's. Four years ago there was forty person production celebrating your life and giving. A lot of the town of Plainfield ,Vermont showed up to watch kids and grown ups telling your story and singing your songs. At the end the stage was full of kids holding up placards with handwritten words... to "My Old Brown Earth and to my old blue sky...." Your "charge" has been a hard one this week.
Pete: I doubt you would approve, but you were only one of a few people that I consider a true hero. I was raised listening to your music and later became a student of yours, albeit by distance learning. Rest peacefully in your old brown earth and know that your music, words and actions will have taught many and will endure through time.
We are ten times less by one. He will always be my hero, I will always struggle to follow his example of kindness, caring and joy.
My video of Pete, June 2013 . Google and sing Amazing Grace with him!
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This video of Pete singing June 2013 is one I made with my phone . I cherish.it And All he's done to help better people and the
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From PORT ALBERT to North Toronto to RYERSON UNIVERSITY to hockey at RPI RENSSELAER UNIVERSITY back to Goderich , Port Albert and North. Toronto the " WE SHALL OVERCOME ! " spirit of PETE SEEGER inspires and carries on in truth,trust, authentic faith and fair play as our benchmark for good deeds and INTEGRITY ! Thank you Pete Seeger ! - your Canadian "cousins" Frank and Jennifer Gardiner and family in Toronto'and Vancouver here in Canada and Austin Texas USA.
The grief is stunning and I can't even talk, except to say love to you all.
I met you, shook your hand and told you how much I admired you. You lived "truth" and your simplicity and joy set the table for all of us to indulge. Thank you. You deserve the peace you are living in now.
May God Grant Mr. Seeger Family and Friends Comfort During This Time of Sorrow.
So long, brother Seeger, it's been good to know your songs.
My family and I had the privilege of seeing Mr. Seeger at a Clearwater fundraiser. He truly was a man that enjoyed people and it came shinning through with his performance. Sincere condolences to the Seeger family. You were so lucky to have shared your lives with such a caring, principled and talented man. God Bless you, Pete Seeger and RIP.
New York - Screen Actors Guild
50 West Blvd.
Bay Park -East Rockaway, New York 11518 January 28, 2014
Dear Daniel Seeger; Kitama Cahill-Jackson; Tao Rodríguez-Seeger; Peggy Seeger,and the Seeger Family,
It was with great sadness that I learned of my friend Pete Seeger's passing late last night. I wanted to reach out to you and let you know you are in my prayers. It is never easy losing a loved one; no matter what age. I lost my grandmother at the age of 90 in 2012.
I know this has been extremely hard on your family after losing Toshi Seeger last year & now Pete. I will continue to keep your family close to my heart in the days & weeks ahead!
I would like to share my story: “Pete Seeger: A Friend For All”
I met Pete in February of 1989 during a Work on Waste Campaign and Concert he was putting on at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Paul and Ellen Connet were coordinating the efforts along with myself and my friend Pat Perry and countless other like-minded environmentalists. I was so thrilled to see him play live and further blessed to learn he would be breaking bread at the Connets home after the show and my mother Dr. Dana Barry and I were on the guest list. This was a man I had admired since I was a little boy. He seemed to somehow stay young at heart and yet continue to “Grow” for the environment and causes that helped people, animals, and the planet the most. He always did it with a smile on his face!
Right from that moment on, I felt a connection to Pete. He said he always got lots of mail and was not sure he would find the time to read my letters and write back. I was not going to let that stop me so I sent my first letter and included a photo from the dinner party and a thank you card. He was touched by my efforts and from that moment on Mr. Seeger and I became pen-pals. I am thankful for that happening as it led to a 25 year friendship that included letters & phone calls, meet-ups after concerts and most recently a special place in the front choir area for his concert last May at Proctors and a birthday party celebration afterwards. He even took the time before the party to meet with me alone for 15 minutes to talk to me for an interview and gave me a gift, a signed copy of his book: “Where Have all the Flowers Gone." I also shared with him my documentary film “American Pop Culture: Going Against the Grain.” He was delighted with the film and musical sound-track I scored.
This is now all just a memory- One that I will never forget. I know the man I used to call “Good Old Pete;"is someone very special and dear to you that you once called Dad and Grandpa, and Uncle too. Thank you for sharing him with the World! The World is a better place because of Pete. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten!!! Thank you Pete Seeger for being you!
Love and Prayers,
Brian Barry, Principal Actor and Musician
Screen Actors Guild #10245345
Ps. - Please keep me updated on a Memorial Service for Pete. I would love to be a part of a Celebration of his Life and Legacy. (516) 426-2356 or Email: BBarry1@Pride.Hofstra.Edu
My wife and I just drove to beacon, ny today to visit jakes music store and drop off a sympathy card there to the Seeger family.
We drank a toast at the Town Crier Cafe to his wonderful legacy of activism through song. Sing Out! Pete , I will tell your story to my kids and theirs. You will be missed.
Dear Pete, whose influence was felt in all American folk who love peace and have heart. A great American patriot never to be forgotten!
We will always remember the Weavers and their reunion.However, Pete's PBS Specials "How to play a guitar and banjo" Both enriched and changed our lives.He will be greatly missed.
He has been my hero and someone I admired greatly every since I first heard Tzena Tzena.Over the years I have collected all his music and all his writings. My daughter sailed on the Clearwater one summer. I went to his concerts whenever I could. I will greatly miss this great man, a real Mensch!
Thank you Pete for opening your heart to two young boys back in the late 70's/early80's who would visit you in Beacon, NY at the little house where you would often hang out. Pauley and Mark, better known by you as your "Busy Beavers" would wash the deck of the "Woodie Guthre" and in turn you would take them sailing on the river and pick up your guitar and play to them. They still talk about those days with the great respect you taught them. Thank you, God Bless, and for opening up your heart and soul to these two very young men! R.I.P Pete!
I've loved your music since the days of "The Weavers" and my children's lullabies were the old folk songs. My older son could sing all of "On Top of Old Smokey" when he was two! You set the things that needed to be said to music and influenced my whole attitude to life. The heavenly choir will be all the better with you in it!
im am sorry for your lost
I was lucky enough to have grown up with Pete, The Weavers, and all the rest. It was impossible to sit through a concert and stay seated. Singing along was mandatory. The joy for life and love of his fellow man shall never be forgotten. R.I.P. Abiyoyo. ?
One more flower gone from our world!
I saw him several times over the years, including over 40 years ago aboard the sloop Clearwater & most recently @ last year's Farm Aid concert @ SPAC, where he shone, once again, leading his fellow performers & the audience in singing "If I Had a Hammer" & "This Land is Your Land"! His was a great, brave & strong voice & spirit.
So long its been good to know you. Woody and Cisco will be there where you land .
Good night Pete it was great to know you and hear your sing. The biggest thanks is for being a great american and standing up for civil liberties and for the union and we the people.
Pete was well known for his ability to lead others into voice. I have never sung louder or prouder than when I sang with Pete. Now, I lend my voice to the great choir of the nation celebrating his life and mourning his passing. When a large tree falls in the forest, the smaller trees race to fill the opening in the canopy. There is quite a large opening today and we must all rise up to fill the gap.
Sincere sympathy, great loss for all!
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
How lucky I am to have grown up hearing Pete's music and having the privilege of seeing him perform twice in very small venues. I have the well played albums that my mother bought so many years ago and I still know every song by heart. Thank you for every moment.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Your singing made me so happy! I remember playing your records for my son when he was little. May we all be able to live our lives as well as you lived your life.
MUSIC SHAPED MY LIFE AND MY LIFE SHAPED MY MUSIC.I STARTED PLAYING THE GUITAR 43 YEARS AGO AT AGE 17 AND SOON GOT A 12 STRING GUITAR BECAUSE OF PETE SEEGER.WHEN I HEARD PETE I WAS HOOKED ON FOLK MUSIC.I SOON GOT INVOLVED IN A FOLK CLUB.PETE YOU WILL ALWAYS BE AN INSPIRATION TO ME WITH YOUR MUSIC POLITICS AND IDEALISM.I WAS PROUD TO PUT ON PEGGY SEEGER 4 TIMES IN CONCERT WHERE SHE SANG WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE WHICH BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES.CONDOLENCES TO ALL YOUR FAMILY.PETE HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY WHEREVER YOU ARE YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ALIVE IN MY LIFE.
Have been listening to you for over 50 years Pete. You have helped carry me through life. Rest in Peace. You will always be there. And thanks for sending me the words and music to Old Hundreth many years ago.
My heart goes out to the family. May the almighty comfort you. He will remember your loved one for the wonderful things he has done for the benefit of others. Mr Seeger is greatly appreciated by many. Hebrews 6:10
"One of the finest human beings that I've ever known or known of! May he live in our hearts 'til the end of time." conrad putzig (Carmel, NY)
So long great man. You will be missed but live on in our hearts. Condolences to the family.
Godspeed Pete Seeger. Thank you for the music and the love.
Sincere condolences to all family, loved ones & close friends of such a great, wonderful, talented icon of our times. A man that truly followed his beliefs, stood by his words, put into action his desire to bring about change to this world for the better & was an incredibly talented artist for the ages. R.I.P. Pete Seeger. You will be sorely missed....
Such a special gift to the direction of my and oh so many lives.
Pete Seeger made us all better by his example. We ought to celebrate his life by our own deeds. He will always be my brother.
In 1964 he learned me how to play the banjo (through his book)in all styles. I am still thankfull for that. In the early eighties we met and performed together in Leiden, The Netherlands.
We will miss him.
Pete, when I finish growing up, I want to be just like you!!!!! We are going to miss you so much!!!! Thanks for the music, for your courage and for the memories. Love you much.
Sweetpea, Los Angeles
My heartfelt condolences to Mr. Seegar's family. May it comfort you to have in your hearts the knowledge of how much good your dear one has done as an example of always working to help others, whether addressing civil rights issues, or encouraging all to work towards improving our environment... and what he has done for music will never be forgotten. He left a wonderful legacy.
...Loved Pete Seeger...he left a legacy of love and truth .......his music informs us, inspires us, and unites us.........
Saddened by his passing. What a legacy he left! And wasn't that a time!
Pete Seeger blazed a shining path for the rest of us to stride on. Singing out while standing up for what's right, his example should never be forgotten.
We are never prepared for death so please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more for this has been promised us. So please accept my condolences for your loss.
It was 1954 or 55, Pete. Norman Studer gave you a teaching job at the Downtown Community School in NYC, and we traded music programs-I brought my madrigal group down to sing for your kids, and you came up and got us all singing at the New Lincoln School. I can still see the visionary look in your eyes, seeing something powerful, something noble ahead of us. Thank you for a lifetime of inspiration you have given me.
One of your albums was the first I bought as a teenager in the 70's. While in college I was thrilled to be involved with the People's Music Network you began with Charlie King and had the amazing opportunity to play my cello on the same stage with you playing Nueva Cancion songs in Phillie. You represent truth, integrity and love, expressed through song for generations. Que viva Pete!
Bless you and carry you to your rest. You were a true American hero.You sang what needed to be said .
GOOD-BYE PETE...you are an American Treasure
music is love...music IS life .. music, compassion, love for people IS and always will be Pete Seeger....until we meet again....shine down on us and sing sing sing
I'm an Australian and discovered his music back in the 1980's and have appreciated it ever since. For me he wa a shining light in a world that is so often dark. Rest in Peace Pete.
Thank you, Mr. Pete, for the love, joy, hope and peace your music has brought to this world. You taught us well, we must pass it to others. You are a hero to me as you were to my dad. Rest, my friend - job well done!
What an inspiration you were, and what an amazing musicologist---I have adored you always, and will continue to as long as I live (and my son lives, because I sang him your songs...)
Lisa Neda, Chicago
Pete, You raised 1 million children. You came to our schools and sang to us, you taught us right from wrong, to be civil and environmentally minded, and you saved our beloved river. Your can do attitude, creative mind, and community spirit paved the way for other causes. Before there were walks for breast cancer and Farmaid there was "walk for water" and the "great Hudson River Clearwater revival". You are the "power of song"!
We all must step forward, to fill Pete's shoes -- as he would have wished! He's not really gone, he achieved so much, he's like a force of nature... we are fortunate to have been around during his time on earth. Pete Seeger: ¡PRESENTE!
Pete, you were a great inspiration to a lot of people, not just singers who came after you. Certainly Joan Baez and Bob Dylan were inspired by your songs and your example, but thousands of music fans learned that your message for the world was brotherhood, love, and peace. The light of your shining example will shine for generations to come. May it bring peace to all of us and the whole world.
thanks for all your music, inspiration, and efforts to keeping the Hudson river clean . I live in yonkers new York and enjoy all aspects of the river daily. thanks pete for a job well done
Thank you Pete Seeger for all your inspiration, true love and energy to make this a better world. Without you we wouldn't be singing songs together. I can only imagine the amazing jam session going on in heaven right now!
Pete,Pete, Pete....we'll miss you more than you'll ever know. You were the One,True Peacemaker in our Century! Will anyone step forward and fill his shoes?
Your life in the Hudson Valley will be a real loss for your children and grandchildren as well as a personal sadness for me. You life was one of teaching, singing, and contribution to and for equality and Freedom. Rest In Peace.
Pete you helped me to find my voice so many years ago. I had the pleasure to perform with you & I must admit, the songs took on new meaning for me. Thank you for sharing your gift with us & inspiring generations of people all around the world. Rest in peace reunited with Toshi & many friends who went before you.
A true hero. Thank you for the music. rip Pete Seeger.
Goodbye Pete. Thanks for encouraging me to never give up.
~ Julia Kender, Greenbelt, Maryland
I loved Pete Seeger, one of the greatest folk artists and greatest American citizen. As he would say - Power to the people!
Condolences to family and friends,
Whether you agreed with his politics or not he was one of the great American Folk singers of all time.
His music like his spirit will live forever.
May he be granted eternal rest.
My thoughts, prayers & condolences go to the family & friends of the great American icon, Pete Seeger. I grew up with his music ("If I Had A Hammer", "Where Have All The Flowers Gone", "Turn, Turn, Turn", etc.). Mr Seeger was one of a kind, a heroic American man who stood up for his beliefs and for his ordinary fellow citizens. We will not see his like again, but his wonderful music will be his legacy for future generations.
The United States of America is a very different place today than it was 50 years ago, due to the impact of the Civil Rights Movement. Pete Seeger was one of the troubadors of that Movement, and his banjo was mightier than the swords of racism, sexism, homophobia and economic injustice. Thank you, Pete...
Who will now lead us when the good people of this country wake up, & take our country back? Pete Seeger was a leader of many generations. He was a poet, & always got his message out peacefully. He has left us with many of his words of wisdom in his music, just listen, & you will learn how words can effect not just your own lives, but the lives of millions. My generation has a special connection to his music. He helped walk this country out of a violent time, one song after another, Peacefully! I will miss your continued lessons that you've taught us throughout your life, but I have been listening. God speed Pete, we will miss you!
Given the Seegers spearheaded the cleanup of the great Hudson River, let's all spearhead the cleanups of the rivers, streams, creeks and channels in our own communities in their honor and memory!
God speed, Mr. Seeger. You and your dear wife contributed much to the betterment of man and womankind.
We thank you.
He was a great inspiration to generations of people of all ages through his uniquely American vision of what we should be. A long life exceedingly well lived!
Farewell Pete, you are truly America's greatest hero. Thank you for your courage, your example and your music.i cannot imagine the world without you . Let us all vow to "surround hate and force it to surrender".
To the family of Pete Seeger,
He was truly a visionary! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sorrowful time. May the God of comfort and peace be with your family.
May all your good work speak for you. Thank you for all that you did to advance the civil rights movement and the joy you brought to so many with your great music. My condolences to your family.
Councilwoman Ann Perry
City of Poughkeepsie Common Council
You made life better. You will be missed.
Thank You Pete for being one of my influences. Your music, along with Woody Guthrie's, has, and will be with me forever.
"Oh, had I a golden Thread
And needle so fine
I've weave a magic strand
Of rainbow design
Of rainbow" Sweet soul! You did weave that golden thread! With word.song and banjo. Blessed to walk the earth with you. WE SHALL OVERCOME! I was asked years ago, whom would I like to meet and have a conversation with. it was so simple, Pete Seeger. I never had that opportunity...but...you did talk to me Pete. through word and song. I know the LORD has embraced you and told you.."job well done". Rest now. Peace and Love to all.
To! The Family & Friends Of Pete Seeger:
Please let this lit candle shine for all Pete stood for.....Let it shine a beacon of light across the land lighting the way to find the path of peace among men.....Petes's music touched my heart it stood for peace, equality, liberty, and justice for all
My family in Florida and Alabama wept at the news. You have helped us all to be better.
A leader musician who will never be forgotten. I do appreciate his legacy and enjoy a lot his songs. Hope to be near by in our next life.
Never gave up; a legacy for us all!
Thanks, Pete, for coming to Wisconsin so many times: the Allis-Chalmers strike in 1941, Milwaukee, Madison and many more. We will all carry on.
Our condolences to Pete's great family.
Pete set the example. Now it is up to the rest of us. Rest well.
Goodbye great friend. Thank you for the songs, I will keep singing them,for us all. Tell Woody I said "hi" !
Well done my friend, you were the best. Rest in peace.
an old fan
Making music in heven...tell Gerry I love her.
I had the good fortune to attend the 90th Birthday Concert at Madison Square Garden back in 2009. It was one of the most enjoyable shows I have ever attended. It was amazing to watch this 90 year old man perform with energy of someone half his age. The whole Garden audience was singing along to "Good Night Irene" at the end, followed by "Happy Birthday" (the only other time I sang Happy Birthday to a performer was for Frank Sinatra.) Pete Seeger has left quite a legacy behind him. He will be missed, but he will not be forgotten.
To the Seeger family... (that is the whole world, yes?)
Condolences for your loss.
Gratitude for Pete's life.
Hope that Pete's legacy will enter each one of us.
Clare, Brooklyn NY
Let his song "God's Countin on me" to carry us forward into the times of new awakening. You are my hero, Pete and have been my whole life.
Simply put, he was an amazing man.
Job well done, Mr. Pete
Rest in Peace dear Pete. You are a true American treasure.
I can just see the reunion when Woody and Pete got together again! God Bless you Pete, the good always die young.
When I heard, that Pete has gone, the tears run down my cheeks. Pete was and is and will be forever my only real idol in this world.His songs,music, his wonderful warm voice, his wisdom accompanied me through my youth and my whole live. And now, I'm goin' to the autumn of my life, I can't imagine that without his music, his courage and his wisdom!Thank you Pete for all the wonderful hours, listening to your music and thinking of a better word. I will never forget you to my last gasp!
My condolecneses to your Family. RIP.
To the entire family of Pete Seeger. Please accept my sympathy. I will always enjoy all his songs. May the peace of God be with you all in this time of sorrow. Rom 15:33.
a great man and friend who will be sorely missed -- Pete is now teaching Heaven to sing even better and is reunited with Toshi -- from his friends in nw IN who were a part of the Willette project
Thanks Pete. You did not want to be important, but you were, by being yourself. It was good to know ya. So long.
Dear Seeger Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Seeger was such a great advocate for the human rights. Today's world is sorely lacking in justice and equality for all. Now Mr. Seeger can look forward to the fulfillment of the wonderful promises found in God's word. According to Isaiah 65:17,21-24 there will be a time in the future when all our sorrows - even sickness, old age and death - will be things of the past. We will all be able to enjoy life to the full in beautiful surroundings with nothing to fear. What a glorious hope indeed!
With caring thoughts,
What can one say about a hero. We all know how incredible Pete was. How he influenced generation after generation with folks not even knowing it. I was blessed to have parents and relatives who introduced me to his music and way of life from the day I was born. My first meeting with him in my youth showed how interested he was in the future generations. I have done my best to pass his love and beliefs onto my children, their friends and now my grandchildren. I thank our public television and radio stations for their dedication to Pete and making it possible for me to not only support them but introducing Pete and his music to my family. Although I will miss his constant presence in my life I will always have his teachings and his music alive in me and my family.
Pete resides in my hall of exmplars because he unequivocally lived his ethos. He inspired countless human beings in the process. His gentle fierceness, commitment to the environment, and ultimately to the creatures who inhabit the environment, has inspired me to more closely examine what I value and to move in accord with more lofty values. I also appreciate the legacy of music he left behind which served as a great vehicle for his vision. With much gratitude and humility, thank you, Pete. Thank you immesely for the way you traversed through this world.
Pete; farwell, you did such wondeful things with your music and passion.Love to your family.
To every thing there is a season. You have completed your work here. It is time to rest Pete. Others that you have mentored will now carry the torch. Thank you for all your work, but now it is time you must rest.
"Precious in the sight ofthe Lord is the death of His saints."-Psalm 116:15. Pete's legacy is limitless: a virtual library of music and testimony. Memory Eternal
The angels will all be singing in Heaven, with Pete.
Our prayers are with you.
Your songs will be sung forever. Rest in peace.
I grew up with Pete Seeger music from my teen years on and have been inspired by him my whole life. My views and my outlook on humanity is the result of his influence. Like so many millions of people, he truly touched my life. I am so saddened by his passing, but I will continue to be inspired by him for the rest of my own days. Thank you, Pete.
We will always be grateful to you for all the love you showed for all mankind through your music. Sing with the angels now.
Pete, I never met you but feel that I know you through your music, your message. Thanks for all you have done to make this "little green ball" a better place to live. Patchouli of Poynette, WI
Thank you so very much, Mr. Seeger.
my condolecnes's go out to the Family. RIP.
I remember listening to his songs on the radio. May the God of all comfort (Psalm 83:18) provide you with all the strength needed to cope with your loss. And may you find comfort in his great memories he left behind.
My heartfelt condolences, may the love of family and friends carry you through your grief.
I will never forget you. Rest in Peace. I was at your concert with Arlo in Riverside Park in Vero Beach in Feb. 1989. You guys were fabulous !!!
On behalf of The Legendary WBT Briarhoppers, we celebrate your life and your quest of teaching us through song. Thanks.
So long. It's been good to know you.
My first Pete Seeger record was Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Little Fishes.
I have loved him always and sang with him often.
From woody to the clancy's and
Bruce ... They were all lucky to have played with YOU! America has lost a great treasure.
Goodbye Pete. We had fun the day of the dedication of the National Civil Rights Museum here in Memphis. I remember that great day when I came to to take you, Toshi and your grandson for some ice cream before we left for the airport. When I pulled up in my old Cadillac you said, with a roar, "I'm not riding in that capitalist tool !" I said, " I use it to haul my band equipment!" You said, "In that case, let's go get some ice cream." I'll miss you, Pete, more than words can ever say. Goodbye, my dear friend.
may the good lord bless and keep you in his loving arms and that your family will feel his love and comfort at this time of sadness. was shocked to hear of the passing of this true icon of folk music he had so many great songs which I'm so thankful we will always have to remember him by. Rest in Peace Pete your songs will be with us forever.
Siempre fuiste lo mejor de mi musica lo siento en el alma tu marcha
This man was the embodiment of honesty, dignity and integrity. Thought of him as an immortal... Give our regards to Woody over there, Pete. RIP.
Now it is time to be in God's arms
and No longer at His feet! Rejoice!
Pete was one of a kind, after he was born the mold was broken. We will always remember your visit 30 years ago at "THE BARN" in SAN FRANCISCO. What a wonderful evening we all had hearing you. With us forever and then some.
I am deeply sad. My only idol has left this earth. Let him peace be granted.
His relatives, my sincere condolences.
Farewell, our dear friend Pete Seeger... Amidst my tears and heart touched with sadness, so thankful to him for being the embodiment of living life in the present, to the fullest, the power of breathing and singing with joy every day, up 'til the end....
... on the shores of the Hudson, head thrown back, singing and singing and warmly connecting with all just a few months ago, as he had for over 60 years.... only a brief, recent illness
94 years old... good genes?... maybe from daily breathing & singing & love.... maybe all four....
January 28, 2014
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
I was fortunate to see Pete perfom numerous times from the 80s to as recently as May,2013. Once in Kingston,an outdoor concert was cancelled due to rain. Pete played and sang anyway. Brought my children to see him;sailed Clearwater with him. Certainly one of my heroes for so many reasons. Thank you to the family for sharing him,and deepest sympathies.
You are one of a few extraordinary people, you will be missed , you made a difference to many!
Thanks for the BEAUITFUL MUSIC.
Thank you for showing us how to sing & use our voices to unite the world! Goodnight dear Pete Seeger. I will miss your voice.
My condolences. May Almighty God comfort the Seeger's family.
Gone but never forgotten~???~
Truly sorry for the loss of Mr. Seeger. May the "peace of God" be with you to give you comfort during this time. Phillipians 4:6.
Remember walking Pete to the stage for The Great Peace March rally. Commented that it sure wasn't a million people (like we'd hoped when started). Pete put his hand to chin. Rubbing forefinger back and forth, saying, "it won't be a million in one place anymore, it will be a 1,000 in a million different places". He taught to respect and practice old traditions while always being flexible and looking to the future. You walked the talk and will never be forgotten.
RIP my old friend love you and will miss our talks
God is near to all of us and He welcome family,friends and fans to draw close to Him for comfort and support at this time of sadness.
WE will never forget you. You were an example of love for people. I believe that is why we were placed here on earth. Rest in HIS LOVE.
Rest In Peace, Mr. Seeger. I saw you live in September at Farm Aid and you touched my heart.
For several generations who grew up listening and singing Pete's songs there are no adequate words to express our loss and heart-felt gratitude for his contribution to the music world and to us. Rest is Peace brother Pete; you will be missed.
1959, riding with my folks thru the newport festival,beatnics everywhere,cool,mounties everywhere,not cool wish i had heard and seen more,there will never be a bigger man,kinder,better man
So sorry to hear about the death of this talented brilliant artist. There is hope and comfort found I the Bible.
I first saw Pete in 1965 at Queens College when he started to protest Vietnam and the Civik rts movement was going forward. I taught my son folk by taking him to see Pete and Arlo at the age of ten and many more times. When I was young at Camp Wel Met we sang Goodnight Irene, If I had a Hammer and Tzena , Tzena. I began my love of folk at a pretty young age. The last time I saw Pete live was at a tribute to Harold Leventhal at Carnegie. Never forget what he stood for. You do not always have to agree.
Dear Seeger Family my condolecnes's go out to the Family.my name is Faith tobin and he'll surely be missed very very much.luv,Faith
My late father, who was a few years older than Pete, was a big fan of his from the 40's. He introduced me to Pete's music, and of course, as a teen in the 60's, I became a fan myself. God Bless you, Pete, may you Rest in Peace.
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms. 65:2,
TO MY OLD BROWN EARTH AND TO MY OLD BLUE SKY.......THANKS PETE. YOU LIVE ON IN MANY HEARTS.
I'll always remember the concert at Blossom Music Center with Arlo Guthrie. Best Folk concert ever!
R.I.P> What can you say about Mr. Seeger that hasn't been said. He was a great man and musician, an inspiration to all musicians whether they knew his songs or didn't know the origins of the country rock..
Turn,Turn,Turn(To Everything There Is A Season)Thank you Mr.Seeger.
Thank you for the music, Pete. You were a HUGE influence on the music played and heard by many many people. There's only one you, Pete, and you will be thoroughly missed.
To the children of Mr. Seeger,
I wanted to send my condolences on the loss of your father. I wanted to share an experience we had, where he did something very kind for my best friend Dave four years ago. Dave's brother had passed away unexpectedly and he was struggling with the loss as his birthday was approaching. I knew he was a huge fan of your father's, so I wrote a letter to Mr. Seeger asking if he would mail a birthday card to Dave to help cheer him as he was having such a hard time with losing his dear brother. I did not tell Dave I had done this, so imagine his surprise when he received in the mail a birthday card with a handwritten, heartfelt note from your father. It meant THE WORLD to him, and he said it was the most meaningful present he ever received. I feel this helped pull him out of a sad, dark place and start to enjoy life again.
Sadly, Dave passed away suddenly this past October at the age of 58. I am comforted knowing that he was happy and content with his final years, and your father helped make that happen. He was a good man, a kind person to do that for a stranger. I hope these words bring some comfort to you as well. And I leave you with the words we printed on Dave's funeral program, because they apply here as well:
Well may the world go,
The world go, the world go,
Well may the world go,
When I'm far away.
Well may the skiers turn,
The swimmers churn, the lovers burn
Peace, may the generals learn
When I'm far away.
Sweet may the fiddle sound
The banjo play the old hoe down
Dancers swing round and round
When I'm far away.
Fresh may the breezes blow
Clear may the streams flow
Blue above, green below
When I'm far away.
- Pete Seeger (1973)
Pete Seeger was no Communist of the type some in the 1950s thought, but a man of unlimited courage, who made our country better.
Dearest family please accept my condolences, we are so sorry to learn of your loss. What a sad time. May you draw encouragenment from the promise that says death will be swallowed up forever.
I am truly sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by the hope God gives at Psalms 37:10, 11 & 29. He will be missed by all.
Enjoy hearing Pete sing..His music will live on.
Mr. Seeger lived by " love thy neighbor as thyself" as much as any man can. A true inspiration. He will be missed AND remembered here on this side. I pray he is adding his voice right now to the praises sung in Heaven. God Bless you Pete Seeger!
Rest in Peace, Pete! Your with your beloved wife now...
There is not enough words to express how much this man touched my life....Pete Seeger was my hero too, and I will ALWAYS be grateful for his contributions in this world. My heart and love goes out to his family.
pete seeger's attitude toward activism, commitment and love of people was inspirational. to his family, your loss is great, but know for sure that he lives on for all of us.
Sorry to hear about Pete's death. I've always loved his music and he will be missed. God bless your family and grant you peace.
May God Bless you and keep you..Now & forevermore ! !
Mr. Pete Seeger .. We will miss you..
You were my hero, Pete. You still are. We will miss you and your light.
Farewell godfather of folk music
The best man in the world has left us, from Spain, muchos besos to all who will miss him
I always remember you at the night of the Hootenanny at the University of Chicago in 1947 and the private party thereafter. The world is a better place for your having been here.
Pete, you've left an amazing legacy! RIP my friend.
Thank you Pete for showing us the right path with your songs .They will be alive for many generations.
To Everything There is a Season....many will remeber this as one of the hallmark songs of Pete Seeger whose death on Monday was reported widely All Over This Land.
Though I never had the joy of hearing him in person I certainly heard him on records and radio and television. Certainly sang along with many of my ciontemporaries as we struggled to become the adults we were suppose to be....caring, loving, generous and open hearted. Pete Seeger may not have known that his name means ROCK and yet for many of us he was a rock that gave many of us a cornerstone of stability in the midst of turmoil and a tumultous time.
At the bottom of this note is a picture that was taken at Camp Rising Sun in 2012 where Pete Seeger made an appearance for all of the campers there. Our Sam Lewis was one of those campers and heard him sing and had the joy of singing along with him and his fellow campers. When Matt and Macrina told me that he was coming to CRS I quickly said that I wish I was _____ years younger and could have been a camper just to say hello and thank you.
There is one other song that was one of Pete Seegers hallmark songs and one that many of us at Holy Trinity remember well and rejoice in as we truly worship each week in a very historic and yes traditional way but we are not caught up in the sameness that is so much what our world is today....we are not the church of Little Boxes.
Again thank you Pete for being the rock in our lives and may you continue to sing all over your new home and may you truly be singing at the sweet end for eternity as strongly as you sang at the Bitter End in NYC for so many years.
Danke - Pete Seeger !
You will live on in the future battles...
Auf Wiedersehen from Germany
my sympathy to the family-
i fist met the seeger's at darthmouth collge in hanover, n.h. when they came to do a
concert! staying at the norwich inn norwich, vt. i was about 14 yrs. old & asked to baby sit with annie while they did the show. this would have been about 1960? many good memories of the opportunity and growing up listening to his music. my thoughts are with you.
Pete was special. He left a great legacy.
Thans for all the great songs. Rest in peace, your music will continue...for ever
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
R.I.P. Pete. Thanks for making this country a better place.
Thank you for all that you gave us.
Pete Seeger was perhaps America's greatest patriot and troubador. We will greatly miss his presence on our little planet.
Your gift will continue giving and inspiring. Thank You
From California to the New York island, we loved and will miss you, Pete. You sang the song about love between our brothers and our sisters, all over this land. Thank you for the gift of your life and music.
Thank you Pete and Toshi, you will forever live in our hearts and inspire our witness for peace and justice. Our deepest sympathy to your beloved children and family.
To the members of the Seeger family,
My prayers are with you as your Dear Pete is welcomed into his Heavenly Home. A truly caring and compassionate man, his songs and actions spoke of the feelings of all of us who lived thru those times. He was our voice and our heart and he made sense in our troubled times.
May Pete's songs and actions continue to live in the hearts of all mankind. Rest in Peace.
Farewell, Friend. Thank you a thousand times over.
Thank you for your talent. God Bless you.
I think God is in need of old and wise people ,first Toshi , then Nelson and now Pete.I hope He makes good use of them, or else we want them back.
Thanks for the memories. May God strength and encourage the family of Mr Seeger.
With deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Pete Seeger. May you stop to remember the hearts that were warmed, the similes shared, and the lives that were touched by means of him.-Romans 15:4.
miss you Pete and we love you!!
Very sorry about this great man's passing. My deepest sympathy to his family. But truly a life well lived. But as Pete said to Bruce Springsteen when rehearsing for President Obama's inauguaration "you sing all the verses". He sang all the verses. I ascribe the same quality to Pete as I did to Nelson Mandela "Grace"
Thank you for everything you have done for the Hudson and everyone else. You will live on.
Hope for the future because of his influence, tears for my great loss.
Pete has filled the world with light and love. We are blessed to have had him and will continue to spread his message.
Pete and Woody, together again. The heavens will be brighter tonight.
Pete Seeger made our country a better place.
Thank you so very very much Mr. Seeger
Just the other day I encountered a crossword puzzle answer about Pete. What a voice against tyranny and oppression he was. May his legacy always be remembered and may he rest in eternal peace.
My condolences to Pete's family. He was an inspiration to all of us, and we will always remember him.
Father of a hundred social movements, a thousand singers and ten thousand songs. Sing one for Pete.
Pete Seeger has always been way up there on the list of heroes for our family. We sang his music in protest marches and demonstrations in the sixties. In the early 70's we saw him at Carnegie Hall. We took our sons to his concerts with Arlo Guthrie at Waterloo Village in NJ when they were in grade school. We used his music in our classrooms. His song "Garbage" was always a favorite with my 5th graders. When Springsteen did the Seeger Sessions album we were in the audience early in the morning at the convention center in Asbury Park for the live performance on the Today show. We cried watching him perform at the Lincoln Memorial the day before President Obama's Inauguration. Just yesterday I was rearranging a bookshelf and came upon our copy of Pete Seeger's Storytelling Book which he wrote in 2000 and which we purchased to one day read to our grandchildren. We never got around to reading it but I think this could be a good time to start. As a final tribute let me share a story about the time I almost got to spend an afternoon with him: Back in the early 80's I went on his sloop Clearwater for a day trip on the Hudson River. As the crowd began to board the ship it became clear that they had overbooked and that one unfortunate person would not be able to board. Pete Seeger got off his own boat, banjo in hand, big grin on his face, and said, "No problem, I've already been on this trip." Everybody groaned because we knew the trip would not be the same without him, yet we knew that we had just witnessed firsthand the generosity of this very special human being. I'll bet that fellow who would have been left behind is remembering that moment right now. Harry Chapin, another of my favorite human beings, sang a song about Pete Seeger "Old Folkie" Here is the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N3-obj0Xvk
Old Folkie - Harry Chapin's tribute to Pete Seeger
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pete was a great man I met mr, seeger in poughkeepsie, ny in 1990 the set past for us younger people I love his music pete you will be miss I give my condolence to the family
And now he is one with the ages. A truly great and honorable man. I was privileged to cross an American Legion picket line in the late 60's to see him perform in the War Memorial in Syracuse. A cherished memory. Go with God, Pete.
Cherished songs from the inner light. A constant witness in the fight.
A blessed man and wife. Living life just right.
To all the family, especially Mika...my condolences.
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one. During times of grief, allow God to comfort you and your family for he truly understands what you are going through. (Psalms 72:12-14)
What a great man. Condolences to the family. Rest in peace. Baltimore, MD
Thank you for everything you have tried to teach us. Let's hope we learned our lessons.
Saddened at his passing. condolences to his family. A great man he was. cecelia
Thank you for bringing back some of my early memories of music! RIP Sir!
A life well lived.
The American People.
As an African American, Pete Seeger gave us music to protest our unequal treatment. I remember my mother teaching me, "This Land Is My Land," and making me feel like I had a RIGHT to the same respect and freedoms that my white counterparts enjoyed. I have sung "We Shall Overcome," at every protest and MLK and Black History Month commemoration. Thank you, Pete Seeger.
My hero. Whatever you fight in life, do it with love in your heart and a song on your lips, just like Pete.
I have to agree with both Celeste and Mary such a great man. I am also glad I was part of that generation. As a tribute to him, watch the video, This land was made for you and me.
Thank you for making a difference in our world.
May God's peace and unsurpassed comfort soothe your hearts as you mourn the loss of one who so greatly wanted peace for all. Psalm 121
A Man to be respected and admired. A Man who was committed to what he believed in and a Man who truly cared. We should all learn from the example he set and how he conducted himself as a gentlemen. Regardless of where you find yourself on the ideology spectrum, you must recognize someone who honestly tried to, and did, change the world. I have. May God Bless You.
Some men see things as they are and ask why. Pete was the epitome of a man dreaming things that never were and saying why not. Good night Irene. And good bye Pete. Job well done.
nice to have met you passing through.....
Another like you - We would not recognize our world's potential
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
What a gentle man.
We will never see another one like him.
Rest in peace.
I remember how the Hudson River stank from the deck of the Newburgh-Beacon ferry boat. Long before the so-called environmental movement became chic, Pete Seeger sailed up and down the river, using song to urge and shame the people to stop harming our "magnificent river that flows both ways". Head back, mouth wide open, he truly loved leading us in song and spirit.
RIP, Pete. You were the Conscience of the World.
What a wonderful life this man had....his music and message will live forever....may he rest in eternal peace.
Thanks Pete for all your music and all you've done for humanity and the environment. You will be missed.
Thanks for all the great music memories. R.I.P.
Pete was a voice for a generation. I'm glad I was part of that generation. He will be missed but never forgotten.
There are tears streaming down my face. Tears of joy and sadness!
Pete Seeger brought us so so much joy
and we are sad to say good bye to such an amazing human being
Thank you for enriching my life. Your music and spirit will live on forever.
Loved his work with the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Maken. A great musician who made his mark.
What a great man he was. RIP Mr Seeger.
Philly Folk Fest will miss you.
Sorry to hear of Your father passing, brings back
Memories of us growing up
Together and fish soup at your
As a flower child of the 60's and 70's, I remember Pete Seeger well. Sang "Turn, Turn, Turn" often--love that song, as well as the other classics he wrote. He gave the world music that will live on for decades. May he rest in peace...
Dear Seeger family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you all find comfort by drawing close to God during this difficult time. James 4:8
A beautiful man. A beautiful life. Go with God.
Your passing is a great blow to all who have sung, hummed, whistled, your songs. Pick and Sing now for all of Heaven.
You will be sorely missed.
"...A time to born...A time to die..."
My deepest sympathy to the family of this wonderful man. He is now with his wife and Woody. Thank you for sharing him with all of us over the years.
I was very saddened to wake up this morning, and turn on my computer, and seeing the Home Page, and seeing that legendary singer and songwriter, Pete Seeger has died. He was a legend for a long time. Pete wrote, sang, and toured with his famous songs that talked about freedom, changing things in life, and just being a happy troubadour. He influenced so many other future folk singers, country singers, even the Hippie singers, that they are too numerous to mention. Pete was seen, to them, as a father/grandfather, maybe, even a great grandfather figure. Pete fought for human rights, animal rights, getting rid of pollution, too! I am glad Pete made it to 94, wish it was longer. He was born in May, and was a fellow Taurus like me. I know he will be well received in Heaven, and God and Jesus will say, 'Welcome home, you did well', and I'll bet another folk singer, Woody Guthrie, Arlo's father, will meet Pete, at the Pearly Gates. Pete will be terribly missed!
It occurs to me that this great man, so humble and kind, was America's Dalai Lama.
I love every word he sings. When we were young we would go to the park and sing goodnight Irene as we rode the swings. There will never be another voice like his.
Thank You Pete, for making our music special. You made us light our way to freedom, and you were so wonderful as a folk icon when we were kids. May God lift your soul to your eternal place. God Bless you, Mr Seeger!
I never imagined a time that Pete Seeger wouldn't be around, telling stories and sharing his music. He'll always be the refernce point for America's conscience. He helped write the playbook for caring, fairness, and our responsibility to each other. A life well lived.
The world has lost a Great Man! God Bless and keep you close. You will be so missed!
Thank you Mr. Seeger for giving us your life.
Deepest Sympathy to all the family.
JB San Rafael, California
Praying for you and your family that the Lord will come and comfort you in this time of loss
He was a beacon of hope, a source of joy and laughter to us. He has left a rich legacy and he will be missed.
Thank you for your long and very productive life. We should all follow your example and do what we can to make a difference.
I remember watching his concert at Purdue around 1980-1981. He turned me onto folk music. I still tell people that I saw him live in concert.
Rest in Peace our dear friend. God be with you and your family.