Mar 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Seniors Support Pete Seeger at Age 92

An article in the Washington Post pays tribute to Bob Dylan in a new cover of “Forever Young”.  Pete Seeger’s fans
want to make him the oldest musician in history to reach Billboard’s top music charts.
Here’s part of the article:

“In an adorable music video, Seeger sings “Forever Young” with the Rivertown Kids, a children’s choir with a commitment to social justice that Seeger mentors. The single is on the record ‘Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International.’

Forever Pete is leading the campaign to make Seeger the oldest charted musician. “Pete turns 93 on May 3rd, 2012 – so let’s do this NOW and give him a great birthday gift!” (Washington Post, March 19, 2012)

Pete Seeger is a very young 92.  He is still active in protests such as Occupy Wall Street.  He was a popular singer when I was in college.  And his fame and popularity remain to this day.  Jacqueline Trescott reports, “…Smithsonian Folkways, the nonprofit label of the Smithsonian Institution, is releasing in April a live album of Seeger’s earliest known complete concert. ‘The Complete Bowdoin College Concert 1960,’ 35 songs including “’Michael, Row the Boat Ashore.’” (Washington Post, March 19, 2012)

Seniors can support the effort to honor Seeger by buying the single, Forever Young.  Proceeds support Amnesty International.

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