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Pete Seeger turns 90

Pete Seeger turned 90 in May and his songs and memories were sung, "All over this land."

Joe Hill (Josef Hilstrom) with Joan Baez, Woodie Guthrie, "This Land is Your Land," Martin Luther King "We Shall Overcome," and the many songs of and by Peter Seeger live on.

The cross and flags of the KKK, McCarthyism and J. Edgar Hoover and all the insane ranting of the current right-wing radio and will soon be forgotten but it is the songs of the protesters, those who were persecuted that live on.

It is the golden thread that weaves the seamless garment become every day currency in our language and values.

Doris Plenn and Annie Warner wrote and Pete Seeger with banjo sing, "No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that rock I am clinging -- Since love is lord of heaven an earth how can I keep from singing?"

Richard Moen