On the Natch

Baby Boomer, Grrrrandma, Urban Goddess
MARCH 16, 2012 2:08PM

Forever Young

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Pete Seeger is one of my heroes. He "discovered" my Uncle Matt McGinn and brought him to the US in 1962, where Matt played Carnegie Hall and headlined above a skinny young Bob Dylan!

Uncle Matt's successful folksinging career changed the course of my life, as I saw for myself that music and poetry were not just for the "elites," but for wee lassies whose daddies were bricklayers, too. I am a poet and author today because Pete Seeger promised his sister Peggy and her husband, Ewan McColl, to "keep Matt McGinn singing!"

You need Flash Player in order to view this.vp.events.addOnDOMLoadHandler(function() {vp.website.createVideoPlayer('mediaPlayer_caf189a3_d649_463b_813f_ead5b8fbef48', 'http://youtube.com/v/Ezyd40kJFq0', 617, 553, false);});Pete Seeger - "Forever Young"From "Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International". http://amnestyusa.org/chimes Buy this track now! http://tinyurl.com/6wkdvxc Also see: "The Story Behi...

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