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RIP, Pete Seeger
It never occurred to me that Pete Seeger could die, for I thought of him as a permanent piece of America--like the Bill of Rights. I first met Pete at the Newport Folk Festival in 1969 and it was my good luck to learn from him over the years by joining him in a few of the many grassroots causes he embraced. He genuinely was "of, by, and for the People," and his exemplary life gives all of us a rich up-tempo, belt-em-out songbook of how common people can team up to battle the bosses, bankers, big shots, bastards, and bull-shitters.