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The Weavers


Influential, politically-controversial folk group formed in 1948. Their first record was Seeger & Hays' "If I Had A Hammer". Big hits included "Good Night Irene", "Kisses Sweeter than Wine", "Midnight Special", and "Sloop John B" (later covered by The Beach Boys). Amazingly, their recording of "Wimoweh / The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was considered controversial, banned from airplay for its alleged communist sympathizing.

  • Erik Darling (1958-62)
  • Ronnie Gilbert
  • Lee Hays
  • Frank Hamilton (1962-63)
  • Fred Hellerman
  • Bernie Krause (1963-)
  • Pete Seeger (1948-58)

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bernie Krause
8-Dec-1938   Field recordist, electronic musician
Pete Seeger
3-May-1919   We Shall Overcome

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