Skip to comments.Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary dead at 72
Posted on 09/16/2009 6:25:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - Mary Travers, one-third of the hugely popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, has died.
The band's publicist, Heather Lylis, says Travers died at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut on Wednesday. She was 72 and had battled leukemia for several years.
Travers joined forces with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey in the early 1960s.
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Prayers for the family. 72? Man do I feel old!
That is really sad news. I sure didn’t agree with their politics, but loved their music. I thought Mary was amazing looking in her youth. Whatever else, PP&M looked and sounded very hip.
I loved their Christmas special on public television.
Liked their music and hated their politics.
She’ll be missed.
Sad to hear. They did make beautiful music.
This makes me sad...and feel very old.
72?? Dayamm time flies....
Sad. Shame it wasn’t that Stalist-loving pedophile Paul aka Noel Stookey. He was charged in 1968 for having illicit relations with a minor
This is celebrity # 3,
Henry Gibson, the quintessential character actor who played Nazis, priests, drunks and nosy neighbors during a 45-year career that included a stint as an original cast member on 'Laugh-In,' died Monday at his home in Malibu. His son, James, said Gibson died after a brief battle with cancer. He was 73.
Bought my first guitar because of PP&M!
Condolences to her family. Is it just me but it seems like a couple of famous people are passing every day lately.
Okay...NOW I feel old!
I still have a couple of their L.P.’s.
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Waitaminnit-—you mean we are all going to die? Is that what you’re saying???
Was this the guy that Ruth Buzzi often hit with her purse.
In 1968, I was having relations with a minor that I later married.
Swayze was #1. Gibson was #2. Travers was #3.
yahoo news said she was 63
I don't know Paul's politics but it was *Peter* who did time for statutory rape.Got a pardon from the clown from Plains himself.Plus he's a filthy Maoist to this day.
I can listen to Peter, Paul, and Mary and enjoy the artistry and beauty of their harmonies while discounting their woefully misguided but undoubtedly sincere politics.
Mary Travers had a wonderful voice. Her passing leaves me feeling sad and a bit emptier.
I think that Arte Johnson was Ruth's target. Henry Gibson often did soulful poetry readings on "Laugh In", holding a flower. He was hilarious.
Prayers for Mary Travers and her family.
I was fourteen when I first heard “If I Had a Hammer”. Never knew it had anything to do with racial equality. Heck, I was a fan of Dr. King in 1963; my black classmates were amazed to hear me reel off his complete name and title and his “I have a dream” theme.
Anyway, at the time my version of IIHAH went thus:
“If I had a gun, I’d shoot it in the morning, I’d shoot it in the evening, all over this land,
“I’d shoot about justice, I’d shoot about freeeeeedom, I’d shoot about the love between my NRA brothers & sisters, all over this land, whoahhhhhh”.
(Now, let’s hear about Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey the convicted child molesters.)
"If you miss the train I'm on...
You will know that I am gone..."
Puff the Magic Dragon Lived by the Sea....
Prayers for her family and friends
Henry Gibson was so funny! Only 73? He must have only been in his early 30s when Laugh In was on. I would have thought he was older.
Peter Paul and Mary sang some nice stuff, though they were obviously lefties. 72 is too young to go. Sorry to hear it.
“Puff the Magic Dragon Lived by the Sea.... Prayers for her family and friends”
May she forever frolick in the autumn mist, in a land called Ha Na Li.....
And, don’t forget his role in The Blues Brothers as the leader of the Illinois Nazi Party
Maybe not. I looked and found Peter Yarrow was arrested in 1970 and Stookey got nailed 2 years before (see my other post. Dylan encouraged Stookey to find religion and he did (probably to beat the rap).
Look every folkie by an large was pals with Pete Seeger who was a fawning stooge for Joe Stalin. Seeger is pals with Bruce Springsteen and the Clintoins gave him a (sic) Freedom Medal.
Oh no, I didn’t know that about Gibson. Too bad.
I could give a damn less about their politics, PP&M are a part of the soundtrack of our lives, and I’ll shed a tear for her. RIP Mary.
Henry Gibson died?
While I may not agree with PP&M's ideology, especially Mary's, her heart was in the right place and she was honest and passionate about it. Good people ... what might be termed a 'pure liberal', untainted by smarmy corruption or personal scandal.
Misguided perhaps versus reality, but still good people (in an idealistic sense)
Over the past few years it had become a family tradition to go see PP&M whenever they played locally ... and those concerts were always a lot of fun, singing joyfully along with all those (Commie) songs they played (j/k, well maybe not! /laughs) ... but kidding aside, a PP&M concert was just a lot of fun for the family.
Oh, and as an aside, I always wore a US Flag pin on my lapel for those concerts ... got some 'looks' occasionally, but generally no problem
RIP Mary Travers ... your gift of music uplifted all of us
I thought that was Arte Johnson.
Yes, Don Gibson is dead too! It's a season on Gibsons!!
Hmmm...I had heard about Peter but not Paul.I *did* read somewhere that he had found Christianity.I,personally,would be reluctant to question the sincerity of anyone who finds religion without firm evidence of insincerity.
I always think of their next hit record when someone says of dead artistes that they will be missed. Will they really?
I also know that one of the big singles of these dedicated stalinists is on an all time list of the worst rock’n’roll records. You oughta know which one.
Nice reminisces. Thanks for sharing.
I think that was Peter Yarrow, I may be wrong.
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