Pete Seeger Wanted Everyone to Sing Along (The New York Times)


Peter Seeger is remembered best as “a singer of songs beloved especially by children,” writes Dartmouth’s Jeff Sharlet in “The Lives They Lived,” The New York Times Magazine’s annual tribute to notable people who died in the previous year.

“An element of his radicalism overlooked by contemporary hagiographers, who mistake it for ordinary humility, was his conviction that artists are workers like any other, due no more or less praise than any other. Kids got that. Kids didn’t know who Pete Seeger was, but he knew who they were: He had a near-miraculous ability to communicate with children,” writes Sharlet, an associate professor of English.

Read the full story, published 12/28/14 by The New York Times.

Office of Communications