quite how old he was.
I have just played 'Turn turn turn' by The Byrds. One of my many favorites from that era.
I would say the news is sad, but at 94 he has had a good innings I reckon.
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will know. He's also done a lot of children's songs and just plain fun songs. I only saw him once in concert. He was nothing like today's "entertainers" but just a warm and sincere person trying to share what he was given. I liked how he explained where songs came from and the stories behind them. It's those things that make the music come alive. Pete is a "oner"...a unique person and a copy of no other.
the Old Testament. (it is Old Testament, isn't it?)
I particularly liked Oh what will you give me/ say the sad bells of Rhymney. Which is an adaptation of a section (XV) of Idris Davies longish poem Gwalia Deserta, as Dafydd Gwrach could tell you. Many of the place names come from the Merthyr Valley which was a place of remarkable early industrialization. including the first railway, all 9 miles of it, and Richard Trevithick's first locomotive. I'm not 100% certain, but I think his first locomotive was called Puffing Billy, and there was a kids song about it which I learned from my Mum.
Down by the station, Early in the Morning
See the little Puffer Bellies all in a row
See the Station Master turn the little handle
Chug chug toot toot off we go.
For some reason I insisted at age 3 that the Station Master turn the little handle OUT. I don't know why.
Ecclesiastes 1:1. "The words of the congregator, the son of David, the king in Jerusalem."
The one who fits that description in the simplest, literal way was Solomon. In the event,
"The spirit of Jehovah spoke through me; His word was on my tongue", said David, on his deathbed.
"For prophecy was at no time brought by man's will, but men spoke from God as they were moved by holy spirit", said Peter, to the congregations everywhere.
"All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, so that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work." That's Paul, speaking on the "last days". In the case of Ec 3, there are reminders of the passage of time and the things which should properly occupy us. Cf. Ec 12:13,14.
So there's One who directs the writing, the one of whom Jesus said, "your word is truth."
An understandable oversight, since most of the churches you know of worship 'the God that dare not speak his name.'
Loved The Byrds
but , and I'm not religious
He did sing his version well and I hope folks continue
In any event, those were different times and I don't think we really knew that much about Russia or the USSR. If you're old enough, you may remember children's cartoons such as Felix the Cat from even earlier. This is what we thought of them, I suppose. Since I've been alive, it wasn't until the fall of communism there that allowed performers from the US and former Soviet republics to travel and display their cultures and talents that we each got to see real people from the respective countries. It was a jaw dropping experience to see the difference from what I was introduced to on Saturday morning TV.