Where have all the flowers gone?

Where have all the flowers gone?

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FOLK SONG JOURNEY

10 peculiar themes from the 1960s

When he delivers a song that later becomes popular, the singer-songwriter is just its creator and first performer, he has no control over how others will fix it and the song's later life is quite another story.

  1960  ∙  WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE?  (Pete Seeger)  ∙  1961  ∙  She moved through the fair  (Irish trad.)  ∙  The lion sleeps tonight  (the Tokens)  ∙  1964  ∙  House of the rising sun  (USA 1933)  ∙  1965  ∙  Subterranean homesick blues  (Bob Dylan)  ∙  1966  ∙  Hey Joe  (Bill Roberts1962)  ∙  1967  ∙  Without her  (Harry Nilsson)  ∙  Suzanne  (Leonard Cohen)  ∙  1968  ∙  Those were the days  (USSR 1925)  ∙  1969  ∙  Streets of London  (Ralph McTell) 

 

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE? - A melodic folk tune adopted internationally

Pete Seeger wrote this powerful message-conveying song in 1953-1955 and began performing it on stage, but only released in 1960. The song was then covered in countless versions and languages.

Pete Seeger - Where have all the flowers gone

1960  ∙  Pete Seeger  ∙  1961  ∙  Kingston Trio  ∙  1962  ∙  Marlène Dietrich  (Sag mir wo die Blumen sind  ∙  Peter Paul & Mary  ∙  Dalida  (Que sont devenues les fleurs)  ∙  1965  ∙  Joan Baez  (Sag mir wo die Blumen sind)  ∙  Johnny Rivers   ∙  1966  ∙  Harry Belafonte  ∙ 1968  ∙  Chamber Brothers  ∙  1970  ∙  Lennart Duvsjö  (Inga blommor finns det mer)  ∙  1972  ∙  Richie Havens  ∙  1999  ∙  Oleg Nesterov & Masha Makarova  (Где цветы? /Where are the flowers)  ∙  2009  ∙  Jimmy Sommerville  ∙  2020  ∙  Ema Papšová  ∙

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About Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger (1919-2014) was a member of the leftist-activist New York band 'The Almanac Singers' in 1941-1943.  He co-founded 'The Weavers' in 1948, a successful folk-pop quartet that was plagued by McCarthyism blacklisting in 1952, and which he left to pursue a solo career.

PETE SEEGER -  1974  ∙  Banks of Marble  ∙  1971  ∙  Last train to Nuremberg  ∙  1966  ∙  Waist Deep in the Big Muddy  ∙  1965  ∙  Bring them home  ∙  1964  ∙  What did you learn in school today?  ∙  1964  ∙  To My Old Brown Earth  ∙  1960  ∙  Where have all the flowers gone ?  ∙  1959  ∙  Turn, turn, turn  ∙  1958  ∙  House of the rising sun  ∙  1956  ∙  She moves through the fair  ∙  THE WEAVERS - 1950  ∙  Kisses sweeter than wine  ∙  1950  ∙  Lonesome Traveller  ∙  1950  ∙  Goodnight Irene  ∙  1949  ∙  If I had a hammer  ∙  THE ALMANAC SINGERS -  1941  ∙  Talking Union  ∙  Which side are you on?  ∙

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