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Pete Seeger's music was the first I ever knew

American songwriter and folk hero Pete Seeger has died.

One of the first songs I remember hearing and learning as a child was Froggie Went A-Courting. It was a family song, sung a bedtimes, upon dad's knee or on walks. ...and he did ride, muummm hummm

Later, in 2006, Bruce Springsteeen —my favorite muscian, bar none —recorded Froggie as part of his Seeger Sessions album honoring Pete.

Pretty hard to deny, Pete Seeger was a musical legend, a rare breed and an unyeilding force on music across many generations.