- NAME: Pete Seeger
- OCCUPATION: Children's Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Environmental Activist, Anti-War Activist, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
- BIRTH DATE: May 03, 1919
- DEATH DATE: January 27, 2014
- EDUCATION: Harvard University, Avon Old Farms
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
- AKA: Pete Seeger
- Full Name: Peter Seeger
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Pete Seeger was an iconic singer-songwriter best known for his contributions to the American folk music revival and his political activism.
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In 2010, at the age of 91, Seeger released the abum Tomorrow's Children, which he recorded with a group of students and dedicated to environmental awareness. The work garnered him his fourth Grammy Award, for best musical album for children.
In his later years, Seeger continued to work as an activist, supporting such causes as international disarmament, civil rights and environmental awareness. His wife, Toshi, passed away at the age of 91 on July 9,
2013—just days before the couple's 70th wedding anniversary—at their Beacon, New York, home. Seeger died months later, on January 27, 2014, at the age of 94, at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. The legendary musician was survived by son Daniel, daughters Mika and Tinya, half-sister Peggy and six grandchildren.
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