London, Jan 29 ANI | 8 months ago

Current US President Barack Obama and former US President Bill Clinton have paid tribute to legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, who died aged 94 after a short illness.


In honour of the musician, Obama said that once called 'America's tuning fork', Seeger believed deeply in the power of song, but more importantly, he believed in the power of community, the BBC reported.

Obama also praised Seeger's activism, asserting that Seeger used his voice to strike blows for worker's rights and civil rights; world peace and environmental conservation.

Obama added that Americans will always be grateful to Seeger for reminding them where they come from and showing them where they need to go.

While Clinton hailed the musician as an inconvenient artist who dared to sing things as he saw them, singer Bruce Springsteen called him a living archive of America's music and conscience, a testament of the power of song and culture to nudge history along.

(Posted on 29-01-2014)

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