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Survivors of the 60's

We played in and through the 60's - and survived continuing to pick, strum and compose our way through life.

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60s Survivor Songwriter #2 in Guitar Center Songwriter competition

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette 16 hours ago.

The "Bosstown Sound"

Started by Terry Angelli Jun 13.

Detroit Rock n' Rollers from the mid 60's

Started by jdjango Jan 30.

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Comment by John J. Cebula on January 28, 2014 at 10:26am

Pete was the epitome of a gentleman, and his integrity and compassion have no equals. Since I learned of his death, I've tried to think of who might fill his shoes, and I've come up empty. RIP, Pete.

Comment by David Casseres on January 28, 2014 at 9:53am

I heard Pete in person in the early 60's when he was still very vigorous. He played his 12-string with the triangular soundhole, and "Bells of Rhymney" knocked us out of our seats.

Comment by Jim Yates on January 28, 2014 at 8:58am

So sorry to see that Pete has left us, but what a life he lived.

I first saw Pete in the early sixties at Delta Collegiate in Hamilton, Ontario.  He put on a great show.  That was the first time I heard Abiyoyo, a tale I ofte played for my kids when they were little.
The last time I saw Pete was at Hugh's Room in Toronto.  At 89, he climbed to the stage by himself and stood up for every song.  His voice and banjo/guitar chops showed his age, but his song leading skills had not deteriorated at all.  The audience included Ken Whiteley, Sylvia Tyson and Gord Lightfoot.

Comment by John J. Cebula on January 28, 2014 at 7:23am

My wife and I have no interest in the televised part, either--and she's a professional musician.

Comment by Lon Milo DuQuette on January 28, 2014 at 12:02am

RIP Pete Seeger 

Comment by Jim Yates on January 27, 2014 at 6:38pm

The type of music that I listen to is always awarded at a pre-show ceremony.  I have little interest in hearing rap, pop or new country.  I did watch Paul and Ringo on Youtube, but these are the Grammy winners I would have liked to see/hear:

Best american roots song: “Love Has Come For You,” Edie Brickell and Steve Martin

Best americana album: “Old Yellow Moon,” Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Best bluegrass album: “The Streets Of Baltimore,” Del McCoury Band

Best blues album: “Get Up!,” Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite

Best folk album: “My Favorite Picture Of You,” Guy Clark

Best regional roots music album: “Dockside Sessions,” Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience

Best improvised jazz solo: “Orbits,” Wayne Shorter

Best jazz vocal album: “Liquid Spirit,” Gregory Porter

Comment by Terry Angelli on January 27, 2014 at 5:50pm
Totally forgot they were on. :(
Comment by Holly Astrid Word on January 27, 2014 at 7:28am

Did anyone watch the  Grammys last night? 

Comment by Terry Angelli on January 20, 2014 at 5:14pm
Actually John you are correct. It was the style to show the ankle a bit however my bell bottoms are showing calf! :)
Comment by John J. Cebula on January 19, 2014 at 3:51pm

If I remember correctly, ANY pair of pants and jeans was supposed to show some ankle. A friend is having a 65th birthday party next month; he wants guests to dress the way they did in the '60s.  The trouble is, I don't dress all that differently: jeans, button-down collar shirt, vest.  He did tell my wife not to come braless, though (seriously).

 

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