Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Fred Hellerman, Last Surviving Original Member of the Weavers Dies

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • JCOConnell
    replied
    Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
    Pre-Beatles? Before my time.
    Tongue in cheek kidding of course. I enjoy Elvis, Buddy Holley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Beach Boys and others that pre date the Beatles and all were performing before I was born.

    Leave a comment:


  • JCOConnell
    replied
    Pre-Beatles? Before my time.

    Leave a comment:


  • MylesBAstor
    replied
    One-quarter of the influential folk group of the postwar years passed at his Connecticut home. He produced Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant album

    Leave a comment:


  • Fred Hellerman, Last Surviving Original Member of the Weavers Dies

    RIP Fred, you were the conscience for a generation.


    Singer and composer Fred Hellerman, the last surviving member of the folk band the Weavers, died Thursday morning home. The Weavers, whose other members were Pete Seeger, Lee Hays and Ronnie Gilbert, helped spark a national folk revival by churning out hit recordings of Goodnight Irene, ''On Top of Old Smokey, ''If I Had A Hammer, ''Kisses Sweeter Than Wine and Wimoweh. Hellerman is survived by his wife, Susan Lardner, who was a staff writer for The New Yorker for 20 years before teaching English at Norwalk Community College for three decades; his son Caleb, a science journalist and television producer from Framingham, Mass. and his wife, Daphne Copeland; a son Simeon, a professor of theoretical physicist at the University of Tokyo; and three grandchildren, Silas, Harper and Inman Hellerman of Framingham. “He always loved the stage — his first taste of show business was working with the famous Yiddish Theatre in New York,” Caleb Hellerman said. Fred Hellerman worked on local projects as well, writing the music for "Out on a Limb," a 1978 production based on the works of James Thurber at the Westport Playhouse starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Fred Hellerman’s boys had grown up around musicians and artists, but until seeing the movie when he was 8 or 9, Caleb Hellerman said, he didn’t know the impact his father had.
Working...
X