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Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary dead at 72
Associated Press ^ | Sept. 16, 2009

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: 2009obituaries; cancer; leukemia; marytravers; music; obituary; puff
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1 posted on 09/16/2009 6:25:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prayers for the family. 72? Man do I feel old!


2 posted on 09/16/2009 6:27:05 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


3 posted on 09/16/2009 6:28:09 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I loved their Christmas special on public television.


4 posted on 09/16/2009 6:30:10 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Who's your Long Legged MacDaddy?)
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To: rbg81

Liked their music and hated their politics.


5 posted on 09/16/2009 6:30:38 PM PDT by refermech
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She’ll be missed.


6 posted on 09/16/2009 6:30:47 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: rbg81

Sad to hear. They did make beautiful music.


7 posted on 09/16/2009 6:31:40 PM PDT by sand lake bar (Take that thing off your head and act like an American!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This makes me sad...and feel very old.


8 posted on 09/16/2009 6:31:48 PM PDT by vandy
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is how I'll remember her.


9 posted on 09/16/2009 6:32:16 PM PDT by Daffynition (If you believe you can tell me what to think, I believe I can tell you where to go.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Henry Gibson too... who's next???
10 posted on 09/16/2009 6:32:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

72?? Dayamm time flies....


11 posted on 09/16/2009 6:32:44 PM PDT by Neets (Normal is in the eye of the beholder)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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


12 posted on 09/16/2009 6:33:00 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is celebrity # 3,

Patrick Swayze
Henry Gibson
Mary Travers


13 posted on 09/16/2009 6:33:21 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: DemonDeac
Here's another one:

Laugh-In film actor Henry Gibson dies

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.

14 posted on 09/16/2009 6:35:09 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bought my first guitar because of PP&M!


15 posted on 09/16/2009 6:35:20 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bomb-a administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Condolences to her family. Is it just me but it seems like a couple of famous people are passing every day lately.


16 posted on 09/16/2009 6:35:45 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: DemonDeac
Some day it will be OUR turn. All of us.
17 posted on 09/16/2009 6:35:56 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (For only donating $100 bucks online to JOE WILSON, I sure feel like *A MILLION BUCKS* myself. Try it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Okay...NOW I feel old!

I still have a couple of their L.P.’s.


18 posted on 09/16/2009 6:36:40 PM PDT by AuntB (If the TALIBAN grew drugs & burned our land instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: Chode
Sweet Jeezus....Henry Gibson? No! When? Man, that sux. I actually liked the l'il feller.....

***I am on vacation the week of 9/14, and will have limited access to my graphics, my avatar, and my pre-planned smartass comments. I will be returning to my computer the week of 9/21, and will resume offending you then, as time permits - thanks to all in advance.***


19 posted on 09/16/2009 6:36:59 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Waitaminnit-—you mean we are all going to die? Is that what you’re saying???


20 posted on 09/16/2009 6:37:05 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: MamaDearest

Was this the guy that Ruth Buzzi often hit with her purse.


21 posted on 09/16/2009 6:37:16 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The difference: no one will mourn my passing! LOL
22 posted on 09/16/2009 6:37:32 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Frantzie
"He was charged in 1968 for having illicit relations with a minor"

In 1968, I was having relations with a minor that I later married.

23 posted on 09/16/2009 6:37:46 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bomb-a administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Chode
Henry Gibson too... who's next???

Swayze was #1. Gibson was #2. Travers was #3.

24 posted on 09/16/2009 6:38:02 PM PDT by South40 (Islam has a long tradition of tolerance, ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

yahoo news said she was 63


25 posted on 09/16/2009 6:38:21 PM PDT by omega4179 (We must be the change.)
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To: Frantzie
Sad. Shame it wasn’t that Stalist-loving pedophile Paul aka Noel Stookey.

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.

26 posted on 09/16/2009 6:39:48 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: refermech
"If I Had a Hammer" is a classic, beautiful folk song, written by a flaming Marxist, Pete Seeger. Seeger, of course, was a charter member of the Weavers, a group whose communist sympathies were never hidden very effectively.

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.

27 posted on 09/16/2009 6:40:43 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mary had it goin’ on in the early 60’s...talent-wise *and* looks-wise.Easy on the ear *and* the eye.
28 posted on 09/16/2009 6:41:21 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
Was this the guy that Ruth Buzzi often hit with her purse.

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.

29 posted on 09/16/2009 6:41:27 PM PDT by 6323cd (I Am Jim Thompson)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.)


30 posted on 09/16/2009 6:41:42 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are lubricated in pig grease!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"If you miss the train I'm on...
You will know that I am gone..."

RIP.

31 posted on 09/16/2009 6:41:47 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Puff the Magic Dragon Lived by the Sea....

Prayers for her family and friends


32 posted on 09/16/2009 6:42:12 PM PDT by bray (He's a Divider not a Uniter)
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To: MamaDearest

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.


33 posted on 09/16/2009 6:43:14 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: bray

“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.....


34 posted on 09/16/2009 6:45:39 PM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: rbg81

Agreed.


35 posted on 09/16/2009 6:46:43 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?" -Mark Lowry)
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To: TNCMAXQ

And, don’t forget his role in The Blues Brothers as the leader of the Illinois Nazi Party


36 posted on 09/16/2009 6:46:53 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


37 posted on 09/16/2009 6:50:05 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: MamaDearest

Oh no, I didn’t know that about Gibson. Too bad.


38 posted on 09/16/2009 6:50:37 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Classic stuff!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUKB3PxG-0E

39 posted on 09/16/2009 6:51:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


40 posted on 09/16/2009 6:54:24 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP Mary


41 posted on 09/16/2009 6:54:30 PM PDT by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: Chode

Henry Gibson died?


42 posted on 09/16/2009 6:54:38 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; June K.
Prayers for Mary Traver's spirit

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

-- MM

43 posted on 09/16/2009 6:55:38 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

I thought that was Arte Johnson.


44 posted on 09/16/2009 6:56:00 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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Henry Gibson died?

Yes, Don Gibson is dead too! It's a season on Gibsons!!

45 posted on 09/16/2009 6:57:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
We got to meet them way back in the early 1960’s when they came to MSU. Some of us got to go to a reception for them and got to talk with all 3. I still have a poster from when they came there and all 3 autographed it. They acted like they were starving and guess they might have been since they had just started out. Great memories. My daughter still remembers her late daddy singing Puff to her as a very young girl.
46 posted on 09/16/2009 6:59:14 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: Frantzie
...Stookey got nailed 2 years before (see my other post. Dylan encouraged Stookey to find religion and he did (probably to beat the rap).

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.

47 posted on 09/16/2009 6:59:47 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise

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.


48 posted on 09/16/2009 7:00:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MamaB

Nice reminisces. Thanks for sharing.


49 posted on 09/16/2009 7:00:51 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: Frantzie

I think that was Peter Yarrow, I may be wrong.


50 posted on 09/16/2009 7:01:28 PM PDT by RoshYisrael
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