How Did Pete Seeger Impact Society

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Pete Seeger was born on May 3, 1919 in Patterson, NY. Having been raised in a musical family, Seeger picked up a love for music throughout his childhood years. He later became one of the most well known American folk singers. Seeger spent the first years of his career collaborating with singer-songwriter, Woody Guthrie. Both artists, Seeger and Guthrie, shared similar point of views, in that they were both social activists. In 1948, Seeger continued his music with an American folk quartet called The Weavers. Not long after Pete Seeger had joined The Weavers, he was blacklisted by the government, causing the end of the quartet group. Although the group ended, Seeger continued to record and perform songs.
Pete Seeger’s songs impacted the American
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With this record, Dylan received a lot of recognition for being such a poetic and original singer-songwriter. Throughout the album, he included several songs that demonstrated his position in several social issues. One of these songs, “Blowin’ in the Wind”, talks about the sad way humanity is carrying itself everyday. Dylan questions how long it will take for people to allow peace into the world. In an interview he commented; “I still say that some of the biggest criminals are those that turn their heads away when they see wrong and know it’s wrong.” Another great song that Bob Dylan wrote and produced in the album was “Masters of War”. In this song, Dylan blames American officials and leaders for the brutal effects of war. Throughout the song he criticizes and bashes them for simply sitting on the sidelines of the wars they cause/promote. Although Dylan was only in his early twenties when he released The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, he definitely succeeded in expressing his views on the violence the world was facing during the 60s. Additionally, Dylan continued to influence the protest movement through means of his music. His third album, The Times they are A-Changin’, contained songs also promoting ideas of peace throughout the

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