Considered by many to be the dean of the folk revival movement, Pete Seeger was a New Englander, the son of distinguished musicologist Charles Seeger. After dropping out of Harvard, Seeger took a job assisting Alan Lomax, meeting legends like Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly. After stints with a group called the Almanac Singers and a tour in the army during World War II, Seeger returned to the New York folk scene. He helped to popularize the five-string banjo and wrote a popular instruction book for it. He was a mainstay of the singing group the Weavers, and since the 1960s has maintained a successful solo career with dozens of albums to his credit.
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