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Peter Paul and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life
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The Books > Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey: “Peter, Paul and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life”

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message 1: by Kirsten (last edited Nov 21, 2014 07:53AM) (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) In the 1960s, the group Peter, Paul and Mary brought folk music out of the coffeehouses and onto the airwaves. With their seamless three-part harmonies, they achieved the commercial success that paved the way for performers like Bob Dylan and John Denver. Their political lyrics struck a chord with the baby boom generation, as they gave voice to the struggle for civil rights, the women’s movement and efforts to end the war in Vietnam. They played together as a trio for nearly five decades, until the death of Mary Travers in 2009. A new book chronicles their time together in a series of photographs and written reflections. “Peter, Paul and Mary: 50 Years in Music and Life.”

http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/201...

Guests

Noel Paul Stookey, musician and member of the group Peter, Paul and Mary

Peter Yarrow, musician and member of the group Peter, Paul and Mary


message 2: by Kirstin (new)

Kirstin | 4 comments Aww, reminds me of my childhood. I sang their songs to my daughter too. :)


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Kirsten  (kmcripn) When I was growing up, I remember my mom singing along with:

If I Had A Hammer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaWl2...

Other favorites of mine:

Puff the Magic Dragon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC2tl...

and, of course

Right Field
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXVnb...


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Kirsten  (kmcripn) Featured Video: If I Had A Hammer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaWl2...

“If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song)” was one of the biggest hist from 1962’s “Peter Paul and Mary,” written by Pete Seeger.

Featured Video: Blowin' In The Wind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld6fA...

“Blowin’ in the Wind,” from 1963’s “In the Wind,” was written by Bob Dylan. At the time, Dylan’s just-released album only saw moderate success. But once the Peter, Paul and Mary version became a hit, it pushed Dylan’s album up the chart.


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