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Watch Bruce Springsteen's Live Tribute to Pete Seeger: "We Shall Overcome"

January 29, 2014  |  3:30pm
Watch Bruce Springsteen's Live Tribute to Pete Seeger: "We Shall Overcome"

Legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger passed away at age 94 on Monday, and Bruce Springsteen became the latest artist to pay tribute to the luminary last night. Addressing a capacity crowd at Cape Town’s Bellville Velodrome during the second of four South African shows that kick off his High Hopes tour, Springsteen called Seeger “a great friend and a great hero.” He went on to play the Seeger standard “We Shall Overcome,” saying, “Once you heard this song, you were prepared to march into hell’s fire.” Watch the video here:

 

This is Springsteen’s first time performing in South Africa, and he also dedicated several songs to human rights icon and former South African president Nelson Mandela.

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