Sad news that the folk singer and songwriter Pete Seeger has died aged 94. He had a long life and influenced many. He certainly influenced me. I used to sing his songs with my friends back in the 1960s. Even more than Bob Dylan, he epitomized the protest song and inspired us to an idealism which has long since been sidelined in the modern politics of dancing in a pin head.
Recalling his songs such as If I Had a Hammer brings a tear to my eye. If only we could bring this idealistic view of justice back. Now we live in the age of greed rather than social justice. Pete Seeger hammered out his warning all over the land. It is time we heeded it. Rest in Peace Pete Seeger and thank you for your songs and your inspiration.