Sixteen-year-old Pete Seeger enrolled at the Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut and then decided to become a hermit. His life since then has been one social cause after another, buoyed by an almost indefatigable career as a self-described "sing-along leader." During the 1930s he attended Harvard...See full bio »
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
(writer: "Festival Of Flowers", "If I Had a Hammer The Hammer Song" / performer: "Festival Of Flowers", "If I Had a Hammer The Hammer Song", "Blowin' in the Wind", "Green Corn")
[I receive letters] asking if I will come and accept an award someplace. This is a more general letter: "Dear so and so, thank you for your invitation, but...." A big word "but." I work hard on these letters: "My lefty reputation kept me out of the spotlight, but now I've blown my cover. I have to say no to all sorts of good people who want me to listen to their CD, read their book...."
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The inscription on his banjo reads: "This instrument surrounds hate and forces it to surrender."
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