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Ronnie Gilbert
Ronnie Gilbert

Ronnie Gilbert (born 1926) is a well-known American folk-singer, one of the members of The Weavers with Pete Seeger. The Weavers were an influential folk-singing group that was blacklisted during a period of widespread anti-communist feeling, because of the group's left-wing sympathies. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (480x640, 183 KB) Photo by Robert B. Livingston taken August 5, 2006 at Dance Mission, 3316 24th Street, San Francisco I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (480x640, 183 KB) Photo by Robert B. Livingston taken August 5, 2006 at Dance Mission, 3316 24th Street, San Francisco I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Weavers were an immensely popular and influential folk music quartet from Greenwich Village, New York, United States. ... Seegers album Clearwater Classics. ... A blacklist is a list or register of people who, for one reason or another, are being denied a particular privilege, service, or mobility. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition...


Various well-known younger singers honor Ms. Gilbert for the example she set for them, and the influence she had on their careers, particularly Holly Near, with whom Gilbert has released two duet albums: 1983's Lifelines and 1997's The Train Still Runs. Near and Gilbert also joined Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger for the 1984 quartet album HARP (the word HARP being an acronym for "Holly, Arlo, Ronnie and Pete"). Holly Near (born June 6th, 1949 in Ukiah, CA) is an American singer/songwriter, teacher and activist. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A press photo of Arlo Guthrie. ... Seegers album Clearwater Classics. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Gilbert is bisexual [1]. She was married to a man from 1950 until 1959. She has one daughter, Lisa. [2]. In 2004, Gilbert married her partner Donna Korones when Gavin Newsom temporarily legalized gay marriage in San Francisco. [3]. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, California. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ...


Although now in her 80s, Ronnie continues to tour and appears in plays, folk festivals, and Jewish music festivals. In 2006, the Weavers received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys. Gilbert and Fred Hellerman accepted it, Pete Seeger was unable to attend the ceremony. Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music...


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Ronnie Gilbert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (235 words)
Ronnie Gilbert was also the name of the bass player for the rock band Blues Magoos.
Ronnie Gilbert (born 1926) is a well-known American folk-singer, one of the members of The Weavers with Pete Seeger.
Gilbert and Fred Hellerman accepted it, Pete Seeger was unable to attend the ceremony.
Ronnie Gilbert - Biography - AOL Music (384 words)
In the 1950s, Gilbert melded her joyous contralto with the radical voices of Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, and Fred Hellerman in their celebrated group The Weavers, which brought folk rhythms and social activism to the mainstream even while being branded as subversives, in the hysteria of the McCarthy era, and fllisted.
In 1963, divorced both from her husband and from the cultural expectations of a wife, Gilbert was beginning to build a solo singing career when she met Joseph Chaikin, then a young actor/director with a fledgling experimental troupe, The Open Theater.
Gilbert met, was inspired by, and sang with Holly Near, recording Lifeline (live, 1983) and Singing With You (1986) with Near, and Harp (1985) with Near, Arlo Guthrie, and Pete Seeger.
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