First Time Ever
Born in New York City in 1935, Peggy Seeger enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and politics – they remain her lifeblood. After studying at Radcliffe College, in 1955 she left to travel the world. It was in England that she met the man, some two decades older and with a wife and family, with whom she would share the next thirty-three years: the actor, playwright and songwriter Ewan MacColl. Together, Peggy and Ewan helped lay the foundations of the British folk revival, through the formative – and controversial – Critics Group and the landmark BBC Radio Ballads programmes. Now, Seeger offers an account of her life, discussing birth and abortion, sex and infidelity and devotion and betrayal.
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