: RIP Mary Travers


Dr.G.
Sep 16th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Mary Travers of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary has died at age 72, her publicist said today.

She was one of the voices of a generation ................. my generation. She will truly be missed.

Dr.G.
Sep 16th, 2009, 10:47 PM
Some of my favorite PP and M songs. Heard them in person a few times and even shook their hands.

YouTube - Peter Paul & Mary - Blowin in the wind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t4g_1VoGw4)

YouTube - Peter,Paul & Mary Live[4],Where Have All The Flowers Gone? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7btcIj3p4-I&feature=related)

YouTube - Peter,Paul & Mary Live[8],This Land Is Your Land (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5gO-jWKsqU&feature=related)

YouTube - Peter,Paul & Mary?Live[1], The Times They Are A Changin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8xPNwe3zio&feature=related)

YouTube - Peter,Paul & Mary Live[6],If I Had a Hammer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ9vuQvx1Eg&feature=related)

SINC
Sep 16th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Thanks Mary, for this land is my land. RIP

uPhone
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:06 PM
I'm from a totally different generation but completely recognize the significance to the music world she had. RIP.

Gerbill
Sep 16th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Thanks Mary, for this land is my land. RIP

The Peter, Paul and Mary version is great, but the song was written by Woody Guthrie in 1940.

eMacMan
Sep 17th, 2009, 01:26 AM
The Peter, Paul and Mary version is great, but the song was written by Woody Guthrie in 1940.

And the best two verses are almost never sung except by Pete Seeger.
LYRICS - This Land Is Your Land (http://www.arlo.net/resources/lyrics/this-land.shtml)

Still I too will miss this truly wonderful individual.

RIP Mary

gwillikers
Sep 17th, 2009, 06:39 AM
Apparently she battled leukemia for years. A very brave and talented lady for sure.

"Leaving On A Jet Plane" popped into my head as soon as I saw this thread title.

RIP Mary.

MazterCBlazter
Sep 17th, 2009, 09:04 AM
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bryanc
Sep 17th, 2009, 09:15 AM
I wore out Puff the Magic Dragon on my parent's turn table as a kid. Her voice will always be special to me. :(

SINC
Sep 17th, 2009, 09:50 AM
Thanks Mary, for this land is my land. RIP

The Peter, Paul and Mary version is great, but the song was written by Woody Guthrie in 1940.

You will note the use of lower case which does not refer to the name of the song, rather it is a statement of remembrance by me. :rolleyes:

Rps
Sep 17th, 2009, 11:07 AM
When I was young I would sit around with some of my friends and pickup my 12 string and we would just sit in the living room and sing .... Peter Paul and Mary were always in the mix. It is hard to believe that PP&M, along with Phil Ochs, et al, where the providers of the counter culture music of their day. While there will be debate I'm sure, Rap and Hip Hop are the protest music of today, at least to my ears, it's not as poetic or as eloquently delivered. I never say Peter Paul and Mary live, but I did see them on a number of PBS specials, there was comfort there. I always felt there was something spiritual about how they sang together. I guess it shows that we are getting old, something we probably thought would never happen while we listened to them sing.

chas_m
Sep 17th, 2009, 11:08 AM
I was lucky enough to see them live. "Puff" and "Leaving" were among the many favourites they produced. RIP Mary.

Dr.G.
Sep 17th, 2009, 12:02 PM
When I was young I would sit around with some of my friends and pickup my 12 string and we would just sit in the living room and sing .... Peter Paul and Mary were always in the mix. It is hard to believe that PP&M, along with Phil Ochs, et al, where the providers of the counter culture music of their day. While there will be debate I'm sure, Rap and Hip Hop are the protest music of today, at least to my ears, it's not as poetic or as eloquently delivered. I never say Peter Paul and Mary live, but I did see them on a number of PBS specials, there was comfort there. I always felt there was something spiritual about how they sang together. I guess it shows that we are getting old, something we probably thought would never happen while we listened to them sing.

A fine tribute, Rp. Paix, mon ami.