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Mary Travers
Peter, Paul and Mary publicity photo.jpg
Travers (right) as part of Peter, Paul and Mary
Background information
Birth name Mary Allin Travers
Born (1936-11-09)November 9, 1936
Louisville, Kentucky
Died September 16, 2009(2009-09-16) (aged 72)
Danbury, Connecticut
Genres Folk, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1961–2009
Labels Warner Bros., Chrysalis
Associated acts Peter, Paul and Mary, Joni Mitchell, Mama Cass, John Denver

Mary Allin Travers (November 9, 1936 – September 16, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter and member of the folk music group Peter, Paul and Mary, along with Peter Yarrow and (Noel) Paul Stookey. Peter, Paul and Mary was one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s.

Unlike most folk musicians of the early 1960s who were a part of the burgeoning music scene in the Village, Travers grew up there. She sang in the contralto range.

Travers died on September 16, 2009 from complications of bone marrow transplant due to leukemia in Danbury, Connecticut at the age of 72.

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