Happy Birthday Pete (Seeger)

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My father was learning to play the guitar when Pete Seeger came to the Queen Elizabeth theatre in Vancouver in the mid sixties, during the time that Seeger was banned from performing in the USA, and as I was learning the guitar as well, my father took me with him to the QET where I heard al the great songs sung by this guy in a lumberjack shirt to a bunch of people in suits and fancy dresses — but what astonished me was my father singing along with Seeger tunelessly but fervently, louder than anyone else. I was sixteen years old. The whole event, like Seeger, was inspiring and embarrassing at the same time.

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