Pete Seeger never looked like a revolutionary. Sporting squinty eyes, usually dressed in bland, workman-like clothes and with a banjo on his knee, Seeger had none of the flash and theatrics of others who brazenly go against society’s currents.
With his passing, it’s important to remember the former Beatle George Harrison and shedding light on the self-proclaimed “dark horse.”
Curtis Mayfield’s delicate falsetto always had a cool feeling to it. And yet, it was the burning-passion of his songs that solidified his reputation as one of soul music’s greatest singer-songwriters and social critics. Mayfield died on Dec. 26, 1999. He was 57.