Woody died in 1967. Imagine how many people have sang “This Land Is Your Land” over the years past and will sing it across the centuries to come.
Today Pete turns ninety-three. The last time I saw him was at The Peoples Church on Lawrence Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.
Not too far from where he and Woody spent the night on that kitchen floor.
Pete could barely sing. His voice almost gone.
But what was really amazing was that it didn’t matter.
We sang. He led.
He stood up in front of us and we sang.
Listen to him singing and playing Bach in this clip. Especially if you’ve never heard him.
Imagine Bach listening to this.
Feel the hope?
Happy Birthday Pete.
And thank you.