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April 29, 2009

PETE SEEGER TURNS 90

NY Magazine - Over the decades, Seeger has made no effort to cash in on his longevity, to adjust his brand or repackage the old highlights as fresh commodities. "I always hated the word career," he has said. "It implies that fame and fortune are what you're trying to get. I have a life's purpose." He turns 90 this week, the same age as women's suffrage, the Green Bay Packers, and Grand Canyon National Park. As he prepares to be fĂȘted at Madison Square Garden by a lineup of musical megastars-Springsteen, Vedder, Matthews, Baez, et al.-Seeger remains arguably America's most celebrated anti-celebrity.

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