In 2006, singer Bruce Springsteen tapped Seeger’s civil rights anthem in his release of “We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions” in tribute to the legendary singer. Known for his conscience music and using his voice as an expression of the times, Pete Seeger was asked to perform “This Land is Your Land” at the 2009 Obama Inauguration.
He passed away on January 27th in New York. He was 94.
(AP Photo: This Sept. 21, 2013, file photo shows Pete Seeger performing on stage during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Little Known Black History Fact: Pete Seeger’s ‘We Shall Overcome’ was originally published on blackamericaweb.com