The Story Behind “Forever Young” by Pete Seeger

In keeping with our exploration of the 2012 Amnesty International release – “Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan – The Village Studios are happy to present another revealing “Story Behind” segment from the folks at Amnesty International.


As you’ll recall from last weeks look at the standout Seal + Jeff Beck cover of “Like A Rolling Stone” – Amnesty International was able to capture some amazing footage, shedding light on the circumstances that brought this unique project to life.

Our “Story Behind” segment for today, centers around Pete Seeger and his stirring rendition of “Forever Young”. The track made it’s debut in 1974 on the Bob Dylan LP – “Planet Waves”. Notably – the song appeared twice on that Dylan record and went on to inspire a similar song (by the same name) on Rod Stewarts 1988 Album – “Out of Order”.

The Village Studios were fortunate to have been used in the recording process of this great record – highlighting the genius of Bob Dylan. The album is currently available at

After watching the “Making Of” – catch the full music video for “Forever Young” here