Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mary Travers of "Peter, Paul, & Mary" ... dead of leukemia

"If I Had a Hammer" ... "Puff the Magic Dragon" ... "Blowin' in the Wind."

Ah ... the folk music of the 1960s and '70s was a big part of my growing-up years. I saw Peter, Paul, and Mary at the Richmond Mosque (now known as the Landmark Theater) when I was very young. (My friend's father did the sound systems for the groups that came through Richmond so we often got to sit in on concerts for free.)

Folk singer Mary Travers, the female third of Peter, Paul, and Mary, has died at the age of 72 from leukemia.

I did not agree with their politics ... but I loved their music.


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