Pete Seeger wrote so many of the songs that were just in the air in my youth. Like, did someone have to write "On top of Old Smoky" and "Where have all the flowers gone"? I can't imagine a life without them.
In his Wall Street Journal obituary, Stephen Miller noted Pete Seeger "attended Harvard on scholarship, but dropped out to join an itinerant puppet troupe with leftist leanings." That's a career path to be emulated, right?
We are all richer having lived in a world that included Pete Seeger.