Folk hero.
Seminal banjo player from the Weavers/Woody Guthrie/Leadbelly/Burl Ives circle.
Investigated by the HUAC in the 1950s. Was one of a tiny handful of folks (including Arthur Miller) to buck the system and refuse to answer McCarthy's questions.

Editors Note:

Pete Seeger died in New York City on January 27, 2014, of natural causes. He was 94 years old.