Born: May 3, 1919
Died: January 27, 2014
Occupation: Musician, songwriter, activist
Biography: Peter Pete Seeger was an American folk singer and an iconic figure in the mid-20th-century American folk music revival. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's Goodnight, Irene, which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950.