Pete Seeger, Minneapolis, 1972, and Thank You Note to a Young Alan Freed

In early October 1972, folk music icon Pete Seeger came to the Twin Cities for a performance at Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus. While he was here, he stayed with friends at their home on South Cedar Lake Road. At some point during his stay, a neighbor kid named Alan Freed showed up at the door with a new Sears cassette recorder, asking for an interview. Forty-two years later, a somewhat older Alan Freed has posted a link to that 10-minute interview as a memorial. Pete Seeger died Monday at the age of 94.

Alan Freed’s interview with Pete Seeger

Alan Freed’s Facebook page

Postcard and audio © Alan Freed, photo © Amy Winters Galberth, Ellie Borkon