Turn, turn, turn: Pete Seeger is gonemain
Godfather of the 1960s folk revolution, Pete Seeger who has died at 94, was a lifelong social activist who saw no barriers between the music he wrote and sang and the struggle for class and racial equality that he waged. If I Had a Hammer and Where Have All the Flowers Gone were manifestos for the working man and world peace. But Turn, Turn, Turn – equally big in its time – harked back to his scriptural foundations. Everything that Pete Seeger sang was grounded in a clear moral view of the universe, in the American folk heritage and the modernist movement, the last two being legacies from his composer stepmother, Ruth Crawford Seeger. May Pete rest in eternal peace.