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    Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary Dead at 72

    Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary dead at 72 | Comcast.net

    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 72 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.

    And they were vehement in their opposition to the Vietnam War, managing to stay true to their liberal beliefs while creating music that resonated in the American mainstream.

    One of the first songs I can remember my Mother Singing to me was Puff (The Magic Dragon)
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    Re: Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary Dead at 63

    Please stop it 2009. Please stop killing all of these great people.

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    Re: Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary Dead at 63

    So, Scorpion, was she 63 or 72?

    R.I.P. Mary Travers.

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    Re: Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary Dead at 63

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    Please stop it 2009. Please stop killing all of these great people.
    There's been so many it's hard to keep up!

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary Dead at 63

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    So, Scorpion, was she 63 or 72?

    R.I.P. Mary Travers.
    Well I'm going with what Fox and CNN is reporting 72 not sure why Comcast is reporting 63 either way she is dead.

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    Re: Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary Dead at 63

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t4g_1VoGw4"]YouTube - Peter Paul & Mary - Blowin in the wind[/ame]
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    Re: Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary Dead at 63

    I saw them perform in Columbus a few years ago. I had no idea she was even ill. Such a shame.
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    Re: Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary Dead at 63

    This is another allegedly famous person I never knew existed until they died.

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