Happy Birthday to you, Pete. Because I am only 64 years old, you have always been in my life. You have been a source of inspiration, peace, and bountiful joy. Through my hands your messages have been taught to my children who have spread it further. Thank you so very much for your leadership and the voice you use to spread your message. We are all better for it. Sending you much love and wishing you very good health on your birthday
Happy Birthday Pete. I was looking for the words to a song on this great website when I saw that today is your birthday. Your songs are sung the whole world over and we continue to listen with the greatest respect and joy to your wise words.
Just Thank You, Mr. Seeger. Your music and the music of others that you have shared have always been an inspiration in my life too. I have shared your songs with my children and now their children and I hope the seed of kindness, sharing and gentleness has been planted in their hearts as well. Thank you thank you thank you many times over.
Laura Wilson, Palacios, TX
Happy Birthday, Pete!
You are a universal hero! I remember the thrill of sitting with my high school buddies in stage seats at Carnegie Hall in the mid- 60’s … Thanks for a lifetime of inspiration! You make the world a much better place!
Rob Zucker, Fredericksburg, VA
Sorry my birhtday card for you will be late this year, again, but now there is also the internet. Sometimes a most wonderful tool. So I hope that my message will get to you in this way as found this page today.
Happy Birthday to you Pete ! 91years and still going strong. Keep it up that way for a long, long time to come.
Yes, I am on the internet now and I can see many things that are going on in the Hudson Valley with the boat and her people and you and Toshi in that way. It has the ocean that is between the continents where we live a little bit smaller again,
Love to you all over there,
Gerty Bataille, a sailor of Clearwater from Amsterdam.
Happy Birthday, Pete. I’ve been a longtime listener of your music—even catching you live in San Francisco’s Stern Grove in the 1970s. You, your music, and your message are such treasures. Happy, happy day!
Your unswerving dedication to your goals enabled me to stick to mine. From a very early age I believed that if you could do it, perhaps I could too. When I was about seven years old, we talked at an Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union summer camp in NYS (the first ever to be integrated). You used to visit regularly to sing songs of justice to us…and it stuck. So far I have created two non-profit literacy programs in Newark,NJ using (still revolutionary) views of reading instruction which get speedy results. Now, I have my first ever book out for teachers, tutors, and family members entitled, NOW I GET IT! Teaching Struggling Readers to Make Sense of What They Read. While book has several acknowledgments and dedications, in my heart this book and my work is dedicated to you. Thank you so very much for showing me how to do it. Joan Lazar
Belated Happy Birthday Pete! I just found this site and wanted to tell you how much my elderly first cousin, Charles Fraser Maurice, enjoyed his sailings on the Clearwater with you and all of the “young people” (I think in the late’70s). I grew up in Poughkeepsie and my great grandfather was connected to the Poughkeepsie bridge through Union Bridge Co. To this day your music continues to stir my soul. I am glad to see that the Bridge now is named for you.
Happy Birthday and Fond Greetings, Brother Pete! To me you are a lifelong friend and inspiration. Song is life, growth, and transformation! Could you allow one quick environmental question, please, dear Pete?
Might you possibly want to re-vamp “Flowers”, regarding the BP spilll?
Where have all the bluefins gone (gone to BP, every one)
Gulf shrimp (gone to oil spills, every one)
Turtles (gone to oils slicks, every one)
Pelicans (gone to petrol, every one)
Marshes (gone to drill rigs, every one)
Beaches (gone to slick greed, every one)
I am watching and listening to the Pete Seeger DVD The Power of Song and enjoying every second. Happy Birthday Pete from a strong Union Man that appreciates all you have done for Unions and the less fortunate with your power of song and activism. May all the Gods we pray to Bless you and your love ones. Peace
So, happy birthday Pete. Following the circle of time, your music had reached to me years ago, explained that there is a true and unit spirit in simplicity and depth of all living things, making struggles and dreams so strong. I wish you many other beautiful horizons to live and to tell.
Happy Belated Birthday, Mr. Seeger,
I play your music for my students and see the next branches in the trees you have sown grow alittle closer to the sky. Your work is a marvel. You are an incredible inspiration. I hope you and all your family and friends enjoy many more years of health and happiness in each other’s company.
Bless you. Peace.
Happy Belated Birthday! I have been listening to your music for many years and it has helped guide my life. I really do feel that each day my work is to plant seeds of hope and love and peace. Your music lives in my heart, so I can go to it when I forget what the next step is.
Much love and gratitude,
And then there are seeds that fall on the roadway and are stamped on but still do not die, and these are the ones you plant every day inspiring generosity and courage and right mindedness in generations today, and many to come. Pete Seeger’s seeds are abiding, persistent, perennial – that’s the word I’m looking for. Perennial Pete Seeger.
My son and grandsons are listening to you in person, in New York, as I write this in Ottawa ,Thank you, Pete, for brightening my four score and seven years, and may we both have many more.
Happy Birthday, Pete!
I hope you have a wonderful day and that the year ahead brings only great joy, good health and continued good health and happiness for your whole family.
A sincere admirer of you and of all your many accomplishments,