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Pete Seeger’s Life in Photos

A look back at the folk legend and activist’s 70-year career

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As a solo performer, songwriter, interpreter, and member of the legendary folk band the Weavers, Pete Seeger brought traditional and political songs to the mainstream over the course of his 70-year career. Click through to remember his life in photos.

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With Voices Together We Sing

Pete Seeger sings with fellow activists at a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) rally in Greenwood, Mississippi, 1963. 

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Divine Voice

Pete Seeger at the Columbia University commencement for Teachers College on May 20th, 2003 at St. John's the Divine church in New York. 

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Protesting the RNC in NYC

Pete Seeger at a protest march at Madison Square Garden August 29, 2004 in New York City, New York. 

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Toshi and Pete

Toshi Seeger and Pete Seeger attend the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City. 

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Heroes Meet

Bruce Springsteen and Pete Seeger backstage at the Clearwater benefit concert celebrating Pete Seeger's 90th birthday at Madison Square Garden on May 3, 2009 in New York City. 

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Newport Folk

 Pete Seeger performs at the 2009 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park on August 1st, 2009 in Newport, Rhode Island. 

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Honoring John

Garland Jeffreys, Pete Seeger, Mark Hudson and Neil Innes attend the John Lennon 70th birthday celebration at the New York Society for Ethical Culture Concert Hall on October 9th, 2010 in New York City. 

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God Bless the Grass

Pete Seeger performs during the 2011 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park on July 30th, 2011 in Newport, Rhode Island. 

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Circles & Seasons

Pete Seeger photographed in front of the Hudson River at Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival Festival at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, New York on June 16th, 2013. 

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