Skip to comments.50th anniversary March on Washington reunites two-thirds of Peter, Paul and Mary
Posted on 08/29/2013 3:11:45 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
Observations about the vital role that music played at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, in the civil rights movement and even on social and political life in the U.S. could fill books, far more than there was room to address in Wednesdays Page A-1 story on protest music.
Here are a few additional thoughts that, though not included in that report, are eminently worth sharing.
Noel Paul Stookey reunited Wednesday morning with his former Peter, Paul and Mary group mate Peter Yarrow in Washington to reprise their appearance at the march 50 years ago. If I Had a Hammer and Blowin in the Wind were every bit as insightful and illuminating, said Yarrow in recalling what the day meant to him and the crowd of several hundred thousand.
INTERACTIVE: March on Washington | Musical Highlights
Possibly the most quoted aspect of Peter, Paul and Marys participation in the march was Marys take, which she voiced during the rehearsal in 1963, said Stookey, referring to Mary Travers, who died in 2009. Mary was looking out over this panorama of half a million people standing in front of the Washington Monument during the run-through, and she said she had never felt hope more palpable.
There comes that moment in any kind of spiritual connection, whether youre in small church, at a graveside mourning somebody or just in a moment of silence, when there is that invisible mystery of connectedness. Yes, its usually aware of the fact there are a lot of people with you who are on the same wavelength, but seldom is it described as hope.
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Mr. Barden, whose son was one of the kids killed in Sandy Hook was in a photo op standing next to this perv.
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Pardoned by whom? The second worst (formerly the worst) President in my lifetime.
Anyone remember the old line “Paul’s Peter was Mary”?
A great harmony group but Yarrow got mixed up with the communists and their fronts on foreign affairs, besides his sex conviction.
A common occurrence in leftist musical groups, including the Weavers, which included Communist Party members (i.e. Pete Seeger, for one).
There was a time, long long ago, when I would have worn out Mary Travers......
If they had Peter and Paul, was Almond Joy missing ?(speaking of missing nuts).
Many blacks and whites wanted real equality back then. Now it it’s just the race baiting; blame America garbage.
“Many blacks and whites wanted real equality back then”
Hmmmm. At best whites were naive to the reality of it all.
Look at who Heston is standing with.
Sidney Politer and Harry Belfoate Harry is old he is just went nuts LOL!
Since Mama Cass is dead (choked on a ham sandwich), Linda Ronstadt sick (Alzheimer or something), maybe they can hire Pat Benatar to stand in for Mary? Pat needs work.
She didn’t choke on a ham sandwich. She was eating a ham sandwich when she had a massive coronary.
50 years anniversary of Communist led insurgency. Why not celebrate!
How Many Times Must We Hear This Song
The Song That Whines and Whines
How Many Times Must We Hear This Song
The One That You Cannot Dance To...
Dylan and Baez play Washington:
Peter Paul and Mary wish they had a hammer
For all the leftist Hags...Idiot Wind by Bob Dylan, Bootleg version
“The one you cannot dance to”
You can two step to anything...even Puff The Magic Dragon. :)
The Hammer Song--The Weavers (1949)
When it comes to reefer songs, Puff the Magic Dragon is a bit tame and lame. Try cuttin' a rug with these solid smokers:
Dang it! I didn’t know Puff was a reefer song!
Another memory dashed. ;)