MUSICIAN

Pete Seeger

1919 - 2014

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Peter Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and social activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, Seeger also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pete Seeger has received more than 3,177,794 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia. Pete Seeger is the 204th most popular musician (down from 180th in 2019), the 1,202nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,033rd in 2019) and the 58th most popular Musician.

Pete Seeger is most famous for his work with the Almanac Singers, the Weavers, and as a solo artist. He has written or co-written "If I Had a Hammer", "Turn! Turn! Turn!", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "Turn! Turn! Turn!", "If I Had a Hammer", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "Turn! Turn! Turn!", "If I Had a Hammer", "We Shall Overcome", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", "We Shall Overcome", "If I Had a Hammer", "If I Had a Hammer", "We Shall Overcome", "If I Had a Hammer", "We Shall Overcome", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", "We Shall Overcome", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", "We Shall Overcome", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", "We Shall Overcome", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", "We Shall Overcome", "We Shall Overcome", "We Shall Overcome", "We Shall Overcome", "We Shall Overcome", "We Shall Overcome", "We Shall Overcome", "We Shall Overcome", "We Shall Overcome", "We Shall Overcome", "We Shall Overcome", "We Shall Overcome".

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.88

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 78

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Pete Seeger ranks 204 out of 2,662Before him are Rory Gallagher, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Maria João Pires, Georges Prêtre, Joe Satriani, and Nelson Freire. After him are Jean-Marie Leclair, Dinu Lipatti, Klaus Nomi, Dolores O'Riordan, Snoop Dogg, and Lenny Kravitz.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1919, Pete Seeger ranks 41Before him are Mordechai Anielewicz, Joseph Murray, Daniel Bell, Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, Jackie Robinson, and Hermine Braunsteiner. After him are Oleg Penkovsky, Iris Murdoch, César Manrique, Chavela Vargas, James Lovelock, and Georges Duby. Among people deceased in 2014, Pete Seeger ranks 43Before him are Robert A. Dahl, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, Karlheinz Böhm, Daniel Keyes, Maurice Duverger, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. After him are Dobrica Ćosić, Stephanie Kwolek, Udo Jürgens, James Garner, Ernesto Laclau, and Gyula Grosics.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Pete Seeger ranks 1,202 out of 18,182Before him are Morgan Fairchild (1950), Fred Trump (1905), Paul Krugman (1953), Avery Brundage (1887), Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944), and Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967). After him are J. K. Simmons (1955), Vincente Minnelli (1903), Stanley Kramer (1913), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), Harry Harlow (1905), and Idina Menzel (1971).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Pete Seeger ranks 58Before him are Chris Isaak (1956), Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), Alicia Keys (1981), Muddy Waters (1913), Jaco Pastorius (1951), and Joe Satriani (1956). After him are Snoop Dogg (1971), Lenny Kravitz (1964), Bill Haley (1925), Duff McKagan (1964), J. J. Cale (1938), and Mike Shinoda (1977).