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Peter, Paul and Mary
Peter, Paul and Mary at New York's NYCB Theater at Westbury in 2006. Left to right: Travers, Stookey and Yarrow.
Background information
Origin New York City, United States
Genres Folk, folk-rock
Years active 1961–1970; 1978–2009
Labels Warner Bros.
Associated acts Peter & Noel Paul
Peter Yarrow
Paul Stookey
Mary Travers (deceased)

Peter, Paul and Mary were an American folk music group, most famous during the 1960s. The members are Peter Yarrow, Paul (Noel) Stookey and Mary Travers.

Their songs include "If I Had a Hammer" (also called "The Hammer Song"), "Puff, the Magic Dragon", "Leavin' On a Jet Plane" written by John Denver, and "Blowin' in the Wind", written by Bob Dylan. They recorded other Dylan songs, helping his early career. They made records, toured to perform, and appeared on television shows, including The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

Peter, Paul and Mary disbanded in 1970, but reunited later, made tours and recorded new music.

Mary Travers died on September 16, 2009, after chemotherapy treatments for leukemia.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. (Entertainment, Vocalists Peter, Paul, and Mary.) - NARA - 542019
Peter, Paul and Mary at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.

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