Joe Hickerson

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Joe Hickerson
Born (1935-10-20) October 20, 1935 (age 82)
Lake Forest, Illinois
Genres Folk and roots music
Occupation(s) Librarian
Years active 1957 to present
Labels Folkways Records, Folk-Legacy Records
Associated acts The Folksmiths

Joe Hickerson (born October 20, 1935 in Highland Park, Illinois)[1] is a noted folk singer and songleader. A graduate of Oberlin College, for 35 years (1963–1998) he was Librarian and Director of the Archive of Folk Song at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. Joe is known for bringing together the original Russian text and his own verses to create the basis for "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" in collaboration with Pete Seeger,[2] and for participating in the first LP recording of "Kumbayah". He is currently active as a lecturer, researcher, and performer, especially in New York State, Michigan, and the Chicago area. As of 2013 he is living in Portland, Oregon.



The Wobblies 1979 (song performer)


  1. ^ "Alan Darco Celebrity Birthdays: Folk". Retrieved 2015-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Where Have All the Flowers gone? (Pete Seeger/Joe Hickerson) (1956-'60)". Archived from the original on December 18, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 


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