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jan 1, 1948 - Pete Seger and the Weavers

Description:

- formed after Seger left the Almanac Singers
- less overtly politcal tone --> instigated commercial folk musin boom in the 1950s
- sold millions of records
- during McCarthy era, blacklisted and had to temporarily disband
- Seger left the group in 1958 when they "sold-out" and agreed to record a jingle for a cigarette advertisement

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Date:

jan 1, 1948
Now
~ 70 years ago
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