Pete Seeger Live In Australia 1963

Pete Seeger Live In Australia 1963

Acorn Media Australia has the honour to present this exceptional music DVD for all fans of folk music - Pete Seeger Live In Australia 1963.

Celebrating his 90th birthday this year, singer-songwriter Pete Seeger has been a key figure in folk music since the 1940s and recently performed at the 2009 inaugural concert. This beautifully filmed 1963 Melbourne concert showcases more than 25 beloved songs from one of the most provocative figures in music history.

In 1963, Pete Seeger, blacklisted and barred from American television, fled the persecution of his homeland and embarked on a 10-month world tour.

One of his first stops was Australia where he was welcomed with open arms and sold-out performances. From fascinating discussions of his musical influences to performances of more than two dozen songs, witness how one man, armed only with a banjo, a guitar and the power of song, captures the hearts and minds of a nation.

105 minute concert showcasing America's national living treasure and father of folk music. This DVD not only presents a full concert filmed in Melbourne but also includes 55 minutes of bonus footage from various other Australian television appearances and rare performances by folk legend Lead Belly, as well as a 16-page booklet with rare photographs.

In 2006 Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to Pete Seeger with his album, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Session.

In 2009 Pete Seeger headlined the Obama inauguration concert. This year sees Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday.

Songs included: If I Had A Hammer, Down By The Riverside; The Bells Of Rhymney; Goodnight Irene; A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall; Michael, Row The Boat Ashore; Skip To My Lou; The Wild Rover; Woody Guthrie Medley; Highland Laddie; Kum Ba Ya; Way Out There; Living In The Country; Windy Old Weather...and many Seeger's awards include a Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award (1993), the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Honor (1994), the National Medal of Arts (1994), and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1996).

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: 3 rare performances by Lead Belly filmed in 1945. Interviews and performances on Australian news programs. Including an interview by Brian Henderson (Bandstand). Rare photographs, home movies and memorabilia

Live in Melbourne licensed exclusively by Reelin' In The Years Productions on behalf of Australian Broadcasting Corp

Pete Seeger Live In Melbourne 1963
Release Date: June 9th 2009
Running Time: 150 mins
RRP: $29.95


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