May 3, 2009
Seeger birthday party to help environment
Folk singer Pete Seeger says he agreed to celebrate his 90th birthday with a New York concert to benefit his environmental group.
Seeger, known for writing such folk hits as
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? and
Turn, Turn, Turn, said Sunday's benefit concert at Madison Square Garden would benefit the Hudson River group, USA Today reported Friday.
It's not always the big things that make a difference, but all the small things done by people who don't get attention, he said.
The singer, who has confirmed he will play one song solo at Sunday's concert, also downplayed being called a saint by singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.
What a terrible thing to call someone, he told USA Today.
I've made a lot of foolish mistakes over the years.
The New York Daily News said Seeger and Springsteen were to be among the more than 50 performers performing Sunday.