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Folk singer Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary dead at 72

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Carlo Klemm

Folk singer Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary dead at 72

Sept 16, 2009

by David Hinckley

NYDailynews.com

Excerpt:

Mary Travers, a striking figure of power and glamour in the early-1960s folk music movement, died Wednesday at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut after suffering from leukemia for several years. She was 72.

She was best known as the blond with the bangs who commanded the middle microphone with Peter, Paul and Mary, a trio that brought folk music from coffeehouses to top-40 radio.

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"I'm not sure I want to be singing 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' when I'm 75," she said in one interview. "But I know I'll still be singing 'Blowin' in the Wind.' "

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Santa Spice

I have many of their albums and still play them. Yes my turn table is still hooked up. they were very good and had good songs.

I also see that Henry Gibson of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In died today also. Henry was very funny.

You can go to you tube and see lots of stuff on both Henry and Mary.

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Gator Claus

Peter, Paul and Mary have always been one of my favorites since childhood. I still get misty-eyed when I hear them sing "Puff, the Magic Dragon." Mary had such a powerful and wonderful voice. I still watch their Christmas show each year on PBS and drive my wife crazy. She always says she wished that they would update or make another Christmas show. I guess God needed another angel in Heaven's choir. :innocent:

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Santa JerryO

May she now rest in rest in peace! :candles: That was when music fun and you didn't need to wear ear plugs when someone drove by you and was playing there radio and your drink wouldn't vibrate off the table from the BOOM BOOM BOOM! Where did all the good music go! They were really folk music hero's.

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Santa Everett

The great ones are gradually falling to the inevitable. May she rest in peace.

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Christmas Always

I grew up listening to Peter, Paul and Mary and still listen to their music on vinyl.

To this day, I cry when I listen to "Puff, the Magic Dragon"

Now that Mary is gone it is harder to hold back the tears.

She will be dearly missed. Here is a clip from YouTube of Peter, Paul and Mary singing "A Soalin'"

Edited by Christmas Always

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Santa Doc

More and more, the memories and icons of my teenage years are disappearing

May you rest in peace, Mary

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Carlo Klemm

I guess it would be safe to say that those icons affect most of us here on ClausNET. Not all, but most. Certainly those of us over the age of 50 can relate to the events of the recent past. It's also a sign that we are getting up there in age ourselves. God bless us all.

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Gator Claus

All the more reason for each of us to cherish and fill each day God has given us with love and joy!

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Santa-MD

Very sad about Mary Travers, and Henry Gibson.

I have fond memories of her music, and his humor from my childhood.

:candles:

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Santa Jim of RI

I had one of their 8 track tapes and would listen to it many times until it finally gave out. My prayers go out to her family and many friends. She and the group will be remembered. I hope our young ones will some day realize how good they were.

I am here humming Puff the magic Dragon.

Santa Jim of RI

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