Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden

In Memoriam to Pete Seeger. Watch Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden

In memoriam to Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 – Jan. 27, 2014), Great Performances looks back to his milestone birthday concert in 2009. With a career spanning more than half a century, renowned folk artist, political activist, and avid environmentalist, Pete Seeger, turned 90 in May of 2009. In honor of the milestone birthday, a […]

Richie Havens (1941-2013)

Folk legend Richie Havens passed away yesterday from a heart attack at the age of 72. Havens inadvertently played himself into history when he opened the music festival at Woodstock in 1969 when the bands scheduled to open were late to the venue. It was at Woodstock where he improvised his now famous song “Freedom,” […]

Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden

Richie Havens Performs “Freedom”

The late, great musician Richie Havens performs “Freedom” at Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday celebration.

Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden

“We Shall Overcome”

A well rounded ensemble of musicians featuring many of Seeger’s friends sing a moving round of “We Shall Overcome” on the stage of Madison Square Garden for his landmark birthday concert. More performances: Seeger and Friends Perform “This Land Is Your Land” The Happy Birthday Song Joan Baez Performs “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”

Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden

Seeger and Friends Perform “This Land Is Your Land”

Pete Seeger and friends perform the classic “This Land Is Your Land” together on stage at Madison Square Garden for Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration. More performances: “We Shall Overcome” The Happy Birthday Song Joan Baez Performs “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”

Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden

The Happy Birthday Song

Seeger’s family, friends, fans, supporters, and the musicians influenced by his music sing “Happy Birthday” for Pete Seeger’s landmark 90th birthday. More performances: “We Shall Overcome” Seeger and Friends Perform “This Land Is Your Land” Joan Baez Performs “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”

Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden

Joan Baez Performs “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”

In this video, watch Joan Baez perform her rendition of Seeger’s classic “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” for the crowd at Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration at Madison Square Garden. More performances: “We Shall Overcome” Dave Matthews Performs “Rye Whiskey” Seeger and Friends Perform “This Land Is Your Land” The Happy Birthday Song