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50th anniversary March on Washington reunites two-thirds of Peter, Paul and Mary
LA Times ^ | 8/29/13 | Randy Lewis

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 Wednesday’s 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 Mary’s participation in the march was Mary’s 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 you’re in small church, at a graveside mourning somebody or just in a moment of silence, when there is that invisible mystery of connectedness. Yes, it’s 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.”

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: childmolestation; civilrightsmarch; cultureofcorruption; music; peteryarrow; raperape; waronwomen
Apparently, nobody told Mr. Barden of time Peter Yarrow seduced a 14 yr-old girl into, shall we say,puff on his "magic dragon". This creep is also godfather to Horse-face Kerry's daughter.
1 posted on 08/29/2013 3:11:45 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Mr. Barden, whose son was one of the kids killed in Sandy Hook was in a photo op standing next to this perv.


2 posted on 08/29/2013 3:13:04 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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3 posted on 08/29/2013 3:16:37 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Impala64ssa
Any mention this week of Charlton Heston, who was there in 1963?


4 posted on 08/29/2013 3:18:38 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Impala64ssa
Peter Yarrow ---> convicted of diddling a 14 year old girl--->Presidential pardon.

Pardoned by whom? The second worst (formerly the worst) President in my lifetime.

5 posted on 08/29/2013 3:20:44 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: Impala64ssa

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).


6 posted on 08/29/2013 3:27:41 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Impala64ssa

There was a time, long long ago, when I would have worn out Mary Travers......


7 posted on 08/29/2013 3:28:31 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Impala64ssa

If they had Peter and Paul, was Almond Joy missing ?(speaking of missing nuts).


8 posted on 08/29/2013 3:29:58 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Many blacks and whites wanted real equality back then. Now it it’s just the race baiting; blame America garbage.


9 posted on 08/29/2013 4:02:47 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“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.


10 posted on 08/29/2013 5:42:58 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Vince Ferrer

Sidney Politer and Harry Belfoate Harry is old he is just went nuts LOL!


11 posted on 08/29/2013 5:45:12 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Impala64ssa; a fool in paradise

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.


12 posted on 08/29/2013 5:48:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

She didn’t choke on a ham sandwich. She was eating a ham sandwich when she had a massive coronary.


13 posted on 08/29/2013 5:50:30 PM PDT by Publius (And so, night falls on civilization.)
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To: Impala64ssa

50 years anniversary of Communist led insurgency. Why not celebrate!


14 posted on 08/29/2013 5:50:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

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...


15 posted on 08/29/2013 6:19:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!

Dylan and Baez play Washington:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLwHnNybADo

Peter Paul and Mary wish they had a hammer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBUPr8oDRL8


16 posted on 08/29/2013 6:24:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Impala64ssa

For all the leftist Hags...Idiot Wind by Bob Dylan, Bootleg version
http://www.myvideo.de/watch/7253080/Bob_Dylan_Idiot_Wind_Bootleg_Series_Vol_2


17 posted on 08/29/2013 11:39:12 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: a fool in paradise

“The one you cannot dance to”

You can two step to anything...even Puff The Magic Dragon. :)


18 posted on 08/29/2013 11:48:03 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Impala64ssa
I read somewhere that "The Hammer Song" ("If I Had a Hammer") was originally a protest song inspired by the sensational trial in 1949 of several leaders of the Communist Party, USA for violating the Smith Act. The defendants tried to turn the courtroom into a circus while demonstrations held rallies outside, in Manhattan's Foley Square. Nonetheless, Judge Harold Medina managed to maintain order, and the Reds were duly convicted and packed off to jail.

The Hammer Song--The Weavers (1949)

19 posted on 08/30/2013 8:15:42 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: berdie
You can two step to anything...even Puff The Magic Dragon.

When it comes to reefer songs, Puff the Magic Dragon is a bit tame and lame. Try cuttin' a rug with these solid smokers:

For a slower pace, check these out:
20 posted on 08/30/2013 8:39:43 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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21 posted on 08/30/2013 8:40:07 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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Dang it! I didn’t know Puff was a reefer song!

Another memory dashed. ;)


22 posted on 08/30/2013 9:22:27 PM PDT by berdie
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