News Archive 2009-2018

Video: Behind the Scenes of ‘Pete Seeger: The Complete Bowdoin Concert 1960’ Archives

This new mini-documentary takes a look at the making of the historic double CD set of legendary folk musician Pete Seeger’s full concert at Bowdoin in 1960. Recorded more than 50 years ago on WBOR’s state of the art equipment, the tapes used to make this album are among the very best in existence of Seeger live. Joel Sherman ’61 and many on campus assisted Smithsonian Folkways in researching the history of Seeger’s Bowdoin performance for this album project.

Pete Seeger: The Complete Bowdoin Concert 1960 is available through the Bowdoin College Bookstore, and through Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

This is the prime period of Pete Seeger’s music; to catch him live at that point, playing, this well recorded, is kind of an amazing historical item.
-Producer/Archivist Jeff Place