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Pete Seeger. Photo: DoKwan, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Upstate NY funeral home hosts Pete Seeger memorial

BEACON, N.Y. (AP) Hundreds of friends and fans joined in song Sunday to honor Pete Seeger, doing what the folk singer loved best.

Seeger died Jan. 27 at age 94; no services were planned. But Libby Funeral Home in Beacon held a reception Sunday. By early afternoon, more than 1,000 people had visited the funeral home, where an urn containing Seeger's ashes was displayed along with photos and Seeger's wood-splitting maul.

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Seeger and his wife Toshi, who died in July, lived in Beacon for 40 years. They founded the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and the Great Hudson River Revival, an annual music and environmental festival at Croton Point Park.

The singer-songwriter, political activist and environmentalist was known for such folk classics as “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and “If I Had a Hammer.”

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

 

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