I was going to write about Pete Seeger’s death, but then I realized I had already written this back in 2009.
The concert at the Lincoln Memorial was a wonderful start to the festivities. My favorites were Garth Brooks (who knew he could do gospel?) and Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen leading everyone in Woody Guthrie’s This Land is My Land .
I grew up with Pete Seeger both with the Weavers and as a solo. He used to come and perform at the annual Bucks County PA Peace Fair and I recall selling him Italian Ice at least once. John Pareles wrote in his review of the concert in the New York Times
Its penultimate song had the 89-year-old folk singer Pete Seeger, who survived being blacklisted during the McCarthy era, leading a singalong on a full-length version of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land,” with one of his admirers, Mr. Springsteen, by his side.
And Joanna Weiss in the Boston Globe
But the penultimate act seemed…
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