Tag Archives: Pete Seeger

Turn! Turn! Turn!: Pete Seeger, The Byrds, and The Seekers

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season). This is a terrific folk/folk-rock song from the early 60s. We will start with the original by Pete Seeger, and then … Continue reading

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If I Had a Hammer: Pete Seeger; Peter, Paul & Mary; and Trini Lopez

Hello there! In this week’s blog we take up the great folk-protest song If I Had a Hammer. We will consider the original by Pete Seeger, and covers of that song by Peter, Paul & Mary and Trini Lopez. Pete … Continue reading

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Mbube/Wimoweh/The Lion Sleeps Tonight: Solomon Linda, Pete Seeger and The Tokens

Hello there! This edition of Tim’s Cover Story tells the fascinating story of a song that originated as a popular tune in South Africa in the 1930s, then morphed into a folk classic in the 50s and finally emerged as … Continue reading

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