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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:20 PM
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Mary Travers of 'Peter, Paul, & Mary' has died
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 08:24 PM by Philosoraptor
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(AP) 14 minutes ago

DANBURY, Conn. Publicist: Mary Travers, of 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, has died.

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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:20 PM
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HowHasItComeToThis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:20 PM
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1. SO SAD
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 08:24 PM by HowHasItComeToThis
Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary dead at 63

(AP) 12 minutes ago

DANBURY, Conn. 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 62 and had battled leukemia for several years.

Travers joined forces with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey in the early 1960s.

The trio mingled their music with liberal politics, both onstage and off. Their version of "If I Had a Hammer" became an anthem for racial equality. Other hits included "Lemon Tree," "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "Puff (The Magic Dragon.)"

They were early champions of Bob Dylan and performed his "Blowin' in the Wind" at the August 1963 March on Washington.
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:44 PM
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30. I seem to recall that Mary, her mother and her daughter were all arrested -
at a demonstration for equality. I can't remember the details.
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padumdang Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:21 PM
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2. Patrick Swayze, Henry Gibson and Mary...all this week
:cry:
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:24 PM
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10. It always happens in threes, doesn't it?
Though Patrick was considerably younger than the others, but he had been ill for a long time, and that "ages" you far beyond chronological age. :(
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padumdang Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:28 PM
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19. Yes, it seems that way but then Jody Powell also left us this week.
Maybe we just tend to group these into threes because it fits the myth? I dunno...
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:21 PM
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3. RIP, I guess now I will have to play some Puff the Magic Dragon
and others
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:33 PM
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23. a dragon lives forever, but not so little girls
leavin on a jet plane (with the other Jets)
If I had a hammer
blowin in the wind
I dig rock and roll music

"how many times can a man turn his head
pretending he just doesn't see?

How many deaths will it take till he knows
that too many people have died?"
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:15 AM
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39. Puff the Magic Dragon has been an earworm in my head all morning. n/t
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elfin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:22 PM
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4. Ouch
Saw her and the group on the steps of the Grad Library in the "Diag" at Michigan WAY back in the day.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:22 PM
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5. ....
:cry:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:22 PM
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6. DAMN! That's so sad. They're from my youth. RIP, Ms. Travers. nt
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:23 PM
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7. Peter Paul and Mary were my first musical memory as a child
This hurts. RIP Mary.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:23 PM
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8. Happy Trails Mary
thank you!
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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:24 PM
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9. LOVE me some PP&M. My youth... RIP, Mary. n/t
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:25 PM
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11. R.I.P Mary
I met her about 30 years ago.
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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:25 PM
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12. Hell
that really sucks, saw them live a number of years back. They would come out into the audience after the concert and meet people.
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:25 PM
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13. A beautiful voice silent.
A beautiful soul at resat.

:cry:

RIP Mary
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:25 PM
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14. A sad day.
RIP, Mary.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:26 PM
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15. RIP. :(
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virgdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:26 PM
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16. Damn, this is horrible news...
I have seen PP&M 3 times in my life and loved every concert. They were truly the best folk trio around - Mary was a class act and very funny in concert in her asides to the audience. RIP Mary - peace be with you.
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:26 PM
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17. Take your place, child, on the Great Mandala. . .
thanks for all the joy through so much of my life . . .
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:27 PM
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18. Awww.....
:cry:

May she RIP.

:cry:
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:29 PM
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20. if i had my way...
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 08:29 PM by Hannah Bell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1YmVqkBGY8

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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:31 PM
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21. Oh no...
R.I.P. :cry:
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:31 PM
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22. My dad used to "sing about Puff" for me when I was going to bed.
That and "I walk to the garden alone."

I guess I was a kind of morbid little kid.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:36 PM
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24. I'm a rock n roller, but I did have a soft spot for PP&L
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:41 PM
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25. there'll be one child born to carry on
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:41 PM
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26. A geeze .... it never ends, does it?
Literally.

It never ends.

I loved you, Mary. You may not remember me, but I had a front row center seat at one of your concerts. I was leaning back, slouched in my seat, with my feet on the face of the stage, maybe two or three feet from you at times. At one point, you tossed your long blond hair and your sweat hit me. I thought that was the coolest thing ever!
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:42 PM
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27. I saw them 5 years ago here in Philly...
Just fantastic...brought tears to my, and everyone else's, eyes...she was not doing well even then...had to leave the stage a few times.

Great music... fabulous people
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:43 PM
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28. "All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go, I'm standing here, outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye". RIP Mary
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:44 PM
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29. That song was my favorite
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:22 PM
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35. Mine too. I had never heard it before but my brother bought the record, my parents were having
a cocktail party and we put it on our mickey mouse record player. That was the first song on the best of album. I remember playing it again and again even though my brother and the daughter of family friends thought I was nuts.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:50 PM
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31. ...............
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:52 PM
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32. Couldn't get enough of their music way back when they first started
Bye, Mary. Thanks for all the music, the heart and your beautiful style. They broke the mold.
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:02 PM
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33. So sorry to hear this. Such a beautiful spirit!
Peaceful journey to you, Mary.

:cry:
sw
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:10 PM
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34. oh no....i was deeply in love with her
i saw them live in their prime and they were amazing...her voice was a powerhouse
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:27 AM
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36. ...............
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:44 AM
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37. Just saw their concert the other week.
It was just Peter and Paul, and it was actually very sad. They did their best, but...

Very sad all around. RIP Mary.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:01 AM
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38. RIP Mary
and thanks for fillin gmy life with your music.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:18 AM
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40. This is very sad. Listened to Peter, Paul, and Mary as a kid.
Had no idea she was sick and that she was living here in CT. RIP Mary.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:50 AM
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41. .
:cry:
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:03 AM
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42. a wonderful woman with a beautiful voice . . .
her work with PP&M will live forever in their recordings and videos . . . they were my first real exposure to folk music way back in the 60s, when Lemon Tree became their first hit record . . . they were responsible for bringing Dylan's music to the masses, as well as that of other folkies like Pete Seeger and Gordon Lightfoot . . .

RIP, Mary . . . you will be missed, but your music will live forever . . .

p.s. Pete Seeger taught Mary Travers how to play guitar when her family lived in the same building as Pete and his family way back when . . . Pete just celebrated his 90th birthday, and Mary leaves us after 72 years . . . strange how things work out sometimes . . .
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