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Pete Seeger - photo from the Music Circus Playbill Pete Seeger
August 2, 1964 (Sunday at 4 PM)

In addition to being America's best-loved folksinger and an untiring environmentalist, Pete Seeger is a national treasure. He has been at the forefront of the labor movement, the struggle for Civil Rights, the peace and anti-war movements, and the fight for a clean world. He has been a beacon for hope for millions of people all over the world. Once blacklisted from national television for being unafraid to voice his opinions, he was given the nation's highest artistic honors at the Kennedy Center in December 1994. In January 1996 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Phil Ochs Phil Ochs
September 5, 1966

Singer/songwriter Phil Ochs was a self-coined "singing journalist" when he began performing in New York in the early '60s. Like Bob Dylan, the rival who always outpaced him, Ochs made his reputation singing topical protest songs. He stayed with them much longer than Dylan (and indeed would never really abandon them), but eventually he too would follow Dylan into electric music and more personal, abstract, and romantic compositions.

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Ian and Sylvia Ian and Sylvia
July 9, 1967 (Sunday at 4 PM)
August 3, 1969

Ian says, I could never match Dylan's output. For every good song I wrote, he wrote eight. They recorded folk-based albums and made popular the songs of fellow Canadian Gordon Lightfoot including Early Morning Rain and For Lovin' Me. Ian wrote about migrant workers in Four Strong Winds, later recorded by Neil Young, and about a rodeo from a girl's point of view in Someday Soon, beautifully recorded by Judy Collins. Fricker wrote You Were On My Mind, a US hit for We Five and a UK one for Crispian St Peters. By the end of the '60s, they went electric and formed a folk/rock group,the Great Speckled Bird, and the album of the same name was The Great Speckled Bird (1969) produced by Todd Rundgren.

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