As a song writer, he is best known as the author or co-author of "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?", "If I Had A Hammer," and "Turn, Turn, Turn," which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are still sung throughout the world. "Flowers" was a hit recording for The Kingston Trio (1962, check posting on Kingston Trio), Marlene Dietrich (sexy French actress and singer who recorded it in English, German and French (1962), and Johnny Rivers (1965).
The Weavers' string of major hits began with "On top of Old Smokey" and an arrangement of the waltz, "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950 and was covered by many other pop singers. Other Weaver hits included, "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", the South African Zulu song, "Wimoweth" (featured in, "The Lion King") to name a few.
Monday 27th January 2014:
Pete Seeger died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 94 and a singer, song-writer and a collector of folk songs. Some of the songs that he wrote and was famous for included, Guantanamera, If I Had A Hammer, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, Irene Goodnight, Last Train To Nuremberg, Where Have All The Flowers Gone, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Wimoweh and Turn, Turn, Turn.
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