|Birth: ||Nov. 9, 1936|
|Death: ||Sep. 16, 2009|
Folk Musician. Along with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey, they formed the legendary folk music trio "Peter, Paul and Mary". They are best known for the top twenty hits "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" (1962), "Puff (The Magic Dragon" (1963), "Blowin' in the Wind" (1963), "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" (1967) and "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (1969). Born Louisville, Kentucky, she was raised in Greenwich Village, New York City, New York. She would become a part of the folk music scene after joining the group "The Song Swappers", who performed with folk musician Pete Seeger at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In addition, she appeared in the Broadway production "The Next President" in 1958. Throughout the 1960's, Peter, Paul and Mary toured, performed and became one of the most significant forces in folk music history, ranking with Bob Dylan and Joan Baez by many fans of the genre. The group disbanded during the early 1970's, with Travers pursuing a solo career, but they would frequently reunite over the next several decades. She died following a long bout with leukemia. (bio by: C.S.)
Barry Feinstein (1931 - 2011)*
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Sep 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42036987
Leaving on a Jet Plane ...Was my favorite Peter , Paul and Mary song !!|
Added: Nov. 29, 2013
Added: Nov. 27, 2013
Hi Mary, come on back, pls|
Added: Nov. 26, 2013
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