Pete Seeger: Folkie, Communist, Millionaire
Pete Seeger, who passed away yesterday, has been described as the "father" of American folk music. Like the Coen Brothers' fictional portrayal of ne'er-do-well folk singer Lleywn Davis, Seeger looked the part of the progressive troubadour, oblivious to the worldly business of making money. With his tattered work shirts and his left-wing politics, Seeger looked the part of the man of the people, a card-carrying member of the 99 percent.
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