Folk Legend Pete Seeger Dead At 94: Here’s 12 Reasons Why He Ruled

'If I Had A Hammer' singer and folk revivalist died of natural causes on Monday.

For more than 70 years, there were few other musicians who stumped as tirelessly for folk music as Pete Seeger. The reed-thin singer and songwriter best known for songs like “If I Had A Hammer” and “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” died on Monday at 94 of natural causes, leaving behind a legacy of activism, charity and community that will be hard to match.

Seeger, who influenced several generations of activist singers — from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello — not only played folk music, but served as a kind of living museum of the genre, enthusiastically performing and promoting activist music until shortly before his death.

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