First Time Ever

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First Time Ever
A quirky, unique, and fabulously memorable memoir.--STARRED Kirkus Reviews
Like the singer herself, Seeger's prose is fluid and sharp, intimate yet measured. In a memoir profuse with exacting detail, Seeger recalls the heady days when folk music ruled and shares the innermost doubts and delights of a woman who never shied away from life or love."--Booklist
Musicians are often good storytellers; First Time Ever shows that Peggy Seeger is also a good writer. Bursting with lyrics, footnotes, photos and fine turns of phrase, First Time Ever is a feast.--Shelf Awareness
Peggy Seeger is one of folk music's most influential artists and songwriters. Born in New York City in 1935, she enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and left-wing politics - they remain her lifeblood. After college, she traveled to Russia and China - against US advice - before arriving in London, where she met the man with whom she would raise three children and share the next thirty-three years: Ewan MacColl. Together, they helped lay the foundations of the British folk revival, through the influential Critics Group and the landmark BBC Radio Ballads series. And as Ewan's muse, she inspired one of the twentieth century's most popular love songs, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.

With a clear eye and generous spirit, Peggy writes of a roller-coaster life - of birth and abortion, sex and infidelity, devotion and betrayal - in a luminous, beautifully realized account.

Publication Date: 
November 1, 2017