Pete Seeger
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"Peter" ""Pete"" "Seeger" was an American folk singer and activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthyism/McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest song/protest music in support of nuclear disarmament/international disarmament, civil rights, Counterculture of the 1960s/counterculture and environmentalism/environmental causes.

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