A Campaign To Help Pete Seeger Become
The Oldest Musician To Ever Reach The Music Charts!
Pete Seeger - who is 92-years-young - is one of the most respected musicians and activists of all time.
In the 1950s he was a member of the chart-topping folk group the Weavers. Among the many chart hits he sang and played on were: "On Top of Old Smoky", "Kisses Sweeter than Wine", "Sloop John B", "Rock Island Line", "The Midnight Special", "Tzena, Tzena, Tzena" and "Goodnight Irene".
In the 1960s he was the writer or arranger/adapter of numerous songs that reached the music charts worldwide. Among the many chart hits he wrote, adapted or arranged were: "Turn, Turn Turn" "If I Had A Hammer", "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" "Guantanamera" and "We Shall Overcome".
Now Pete Seeger is releasing a new recording. A digital single track. It's his version of the classic Bob Dylan song "Forever Young".
Typical of Pete - he has not recorded the song for his own personal benefit.
He has recorded it to raise money for the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights organization Amnesty International that is commemorating its 50th anniversary in 2012. It's one of the tracks on Amnesty's new four-disc album of Bob Dylan compositions titled "Chimes Of Freedom".
Pete has been a lifelong activist for humanitarian causes so this is a natural part of what he does.
On his recording of "Forever Young" he is accompanied by a group of singing youngsters who he has been mentoring for the past few years - The Rivertown Kids.
CLICK TO SEE & HEAR PETE SEEGER
PERFORM "FOREVER YOUNG"!
As a measure of our love and respect for Pete Seeger - we want to take this opportunity to salute Pete Seeger and put him into the record books in a very special category:
The oldest person to ever reach the music charts!
So we have a simple idea.
If enough people buy the digital download of Pete Seeger's new recording of "Forever Young" - the song will go into the Top Hundred Singles chart in countries such as the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Not only would that raise valuable money for one of Pete's favorite charities - but it would also make Pete Seeger the oldest person to get into the singles chart in those nations!
At the moment that record is held in most nations by the great singer Tony Bennett - who recently got into the charts at the ripe age of 85.
But if we succeed in this campaign, Pete Seeger at 92-years-young, would surpass Tony Bennett and hold this marvelous distinction!
(Photo by Gus Philippas)
Move over Gaga. Make way for SEEGER!
Pete turns 93 on May 3rd 2012 - so let's do this NOW and give him a great birthday gift!
It won't cost you much either - and all the profits go to a great cause.
You can see how little it costs to help!
Please click below and simultaneously help Amnesty AND help make Pete the oldest musician to ever reach the charts!
On iTunes, scroll down to find "Forever Young" by Pete Seeger
For all other countries please go to your local iTunes store
CLICK TO SEE THE STORY BEHIND THE RECORDING
(Photo © Jim Marshall Photography LLC)
PETE SEEGER & THE RIVERTOWN KIDS
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