Saturday, September 11, 2010

Irwin Silber (1925–2010)

Irwin Silber, founder and longtime editor of the folk-music magazine Sing Out!, has died:

Mr. Silber borrowed the title from the third verse of “The Hammer Song” (later known as “If I Had a Hammer”), written in 1949 by [Pete] Seeger and [Lee] Hays, with its refrain “I’d sing out danger, I’d sing out a warning, I’d sing out love between all my brothers (and my sisters) all over this land.”

Irwin Silber, Champion of the Folk Music Revival, Dies at 84 (New York Times)

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