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After Berlin

I left behind my back in Berlin, but I was enjoying the second flight of my life and I had many plans to do in the future. Most of these were impossible because of the technical limitations, but nowadays the computer capabilities are helping to complete the implementation. Shortly after we came home, I received a letter from Seeger, who expressed hope that we came fortunately home and did not have a financial burden to meet him

   My first business was to Bródy Sándor Street and I reported on the events that took place, and in my conversation my partner asked me if I would not call Pete Seeger to Hungary. The funds would be covered by the Patriotic People's Front. Of course I said yes, and then we talked about a radio program whose title, if I remember correctly- Country was on the radio tonight and it was with many participants. In the end, a common closing song was said to be the title of Will the Circle be Unbroken.

    I also went to the GDR Center to thank again for the help I received there and to tell the events of the week. There was also a surprise! The Germans released a puppet from every Röte Lieder, including the 1986, in the order of 16th. In the center it was already available and of course I bought two for Mariann and myself. He sang a song on the record with Turn, turn, turn, which sang in the Metropol theater.

 

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These events crowned the event of the encounter. However, I did not dare to hope that she would not think that Juhász's Predecessor's music debut aims at a program of East Berlin's musical life. I was told that the end of this show ended with the song "We shall Overcome" by Pete Seeger Werner in Seelenbinder Halle closing the program. Unfortunately, I missed the original program, but the replay was recorded on a video. I remember he was a bit annoyed at us because of the cameras we were getting stuck in as the crew moved with the technique. Now that annoyance was overjoyed. Then the years went by, and the video was overtaken by the time, and the tape was squeezed for years. Mariann's copy was left alone and still good that way. Unfortunately, the quality leaves something to be desired. It took me a while to get my computer and saved the material of that time. I secretly hoped and do it until today that someone has access to and can help me with the material I can find in the archive. I also hoped that some of the more enthusiastic colleagues in the former NDK television who could add some material to Seeger's daily recordings, just like Billy Bragg did. It's unfortunate, but to date I do not know anything about that.Later on, on the 30th anniversary of the Berlin meeting I received great help! Juhász Előd sent the secret of the entire program and I cut off the important Pete Seeger song for me. I'm very grateful forever! Here is the song:

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I took a picture of a video made with a portable magnetofoto and put it here. This is the original unrecorded recording. This quality reveals the quality.

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I thought that some of the screenings made on the spot were reminded of the rehearsal of Werner Seelenbinder Halle, especially because we were in direct contact with each other and were curious about my result. The pictures were made by Mariann and then I was shown to each other.

    The week in the GDR left me in my life all my life. It was almost a few weeks late and he sent a letter and hoped that he was not burdened by the fact that I had to travel to Berlin to meet him! Incredible! I've read your letter several times! Such a man is my friend! This mentality flows from wherever he goes, whatever he does. I think it's a good idea to listen to everyone in the summary double sheet I've put in here. It is a true reflection of the career path to which it is still today.

    It is inevitable that here Pete Seeger's writer's work and the secret sail for environmental protection should not be mentioned in Clearwater. By clicking on the tinted section you will get knowledge.

 

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Pete Seeger

Iconic folk singer was esteemed social activist

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Pete Seeger

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His lyric to "We Shall Overcome" transformed a folk song into a civil rights anthem

 

Pete Seeger was born in New York City on May 3, 1919. He grew up in an environment full of music and aggressive left-wing politics. His father Charles Seeger was one of the great figures of American musicology and ethnomusicology, an enthusiastic scholar of folk music and a proselyte for what he called "Proleterian Music". He was also constantly enmeshed in controversy because of his leftist political views. Charles Seeger's second wife, Pete Seeger's stepmother, was the important avant-garde composer and compiler of folk songs Ruth Crawford Seeger. His half-brother Mike Seeger and half-sister Peggy Seeger also became distinguished folk musicians.

Pete Seeger attended Harvard College for two years, where he studied sociology, but he dropped out in 1938. For the next two years he explored the world of folk music, meeting musicians like Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter and Woody Guthrie, and in 1940 he and Guthrie, along with Lee Hays, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, founded the Almanac Singers.

In 1949, he joined with Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, and Fred Hellerman to form The Weavers, one of the most successful and influential folk music groups ever. The Weavers had hit recordings with the traditional song "On Top Of Old Smoky" and with Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", but their left wing politics quickly became a point of controversy. Seeger had joined the Communist Party in 1942 and remained a member until around 1950, and in the fierce political climate that started in the late 1940s, he became increasingly under attack. Soon the Weavers became blacklisted and in 1955 Pete Seeger was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).

In the following year he wrote "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" and was indicted for contempt of Congress. In 1961 he was found guilty and sentenced to ten years in prison, but on appeal his case was dismissed on a technicality.

Pete Seeger has always been a socially conscious songwriter. Inspired by the movement, Seeger wrote “We Shall Overcome”, based on an old spiritual. The song quickly became the anthem of the movement. Since the end of the 1960s, Seeger has been increasingly involved in the environment movement, another source of inspiration.

Among some of Seeger’s other hit songs are "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" (written with The Weavers), "Wimoweh" (written with The Weavers and based on the African song “Mbube”, by Soloman Linda), and "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season"), a number one hit for The Byrds in 1965.

"We know the power of songs." Honored with National Medal of the Arts in 2012

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