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Pete Seeger is one of the most important folk singers.

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Pete Seeger Is Born
May 3, 1919

You probably know that the Beatles, Supremes, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Aerosmith, among many others, are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You may never have heard of Pete Seeger, but he is no less an important member. Pete Seeger is one of America's greatest folk singers and composers. Folk songs are usually simple in melody and are often played on acoustic guitar. Can you name any folk singers of today? How about Jewel or Tracy Chapman?
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