- Peter, Paul and Mary
Infobox musical artist
Name = Peter, Paul and Mary
Background = group_or_band
New York City, New York, United States
Genre = Folk
Years_active = 1961–1970 1978–present
Warner Bros. Records
URL = http://www.peterpaulandmary.com
Noel "Paul" Stookey
Peter, Paul and Mary (often called PP&M) are a musical group from the
United Stateswho were one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s. The trio is composed of Peter Yarrow, Noel "Paul" Stookey and Mary Travers.
The group was created and managed by
Albert Grossman, who sought to create a folk "supergroup" by bringing together "a tall blonde (Mary Travers), a funny guy (Paul Stookey), and a good looking guy (Peter Yarrow)". He launched the group in 1961, booking them into the The Bitter End, a coffee house and popular folk venue in New York City's Greenwich Village. They recorded their first album, "Peter, Paul and Mary", the following year. It included "500 Miles", "Lemon Tree", and the Pete Seegerhit tunes " If I Had a Hammer" (subtitled "(The Hammer Song)") and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?". The album was listed on the " Billboard Magazine" Top Ten list for ten months and in the Top One Hundred for over three years.Fact|date=October 2008
The group made its television debut in either 1961 or 1962 on a talk show hosted by Mike Wallace and Joyce Davidson, though neither audio or video footage has yet been found. By
1963, Peter, Paul and Mary had recorded three albums. All three were in the Top ten the week of President Kennedy's assassination.Fact|date=October 2008
That year the group also released "
Puff the Magic Dragon", which Yarrow and fellow Cornell student Leonard Lipton had written in 1959, and performed " If I Had a Hammer" at the 1963 March on Washington, best remembered for Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s " I Have a Dream" speech. One of their biggest hit singles was the Bob Dylansong " Blowin' in the Wind. They also sang other Bob Dylan songs, such as: " The Times They Are a-Changin'"; "Don't Think Twice, it's Alright"; and "When the Ship Comes In".
Leaving On A Jet Plane", which in December 1969 became their only #1 (as well as their final Top 40) hit, was written by John Denver(who had already had some success with The Chad Mitchell Trio) and first appeared on their Album 1700in 1967. "Day Is Done", a #21 hit in June 1969, was the last Hot 100 hit the trio recorded.
The trio broke up in
1970to pursue solo careers, but found little of the success they had experienced as a group, although Stookey's " The Wedding Song (There is Love)" (written for Yarrow's marriage to Marybeth McCarthy, the niece of senator Eugene McCarthy) was a hit and has become a wedding standard since its 1971 release.Fact|date=October 2008
1978, they reunited for a concert to protest nuclear energy, and have recorded albums together and toured since. They currently play around 45 shows a year. [http://www.peterpaulandmary.com/tour/f-tour.htm tour schedule ] ]
The group was inducted into the
Vocal Group Hall of Famein 1999.
The trio became political activists for their commitment to peace in Central America and for supporting musically and personally the peace and social justice movement in America. They were awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience on
September 1, 1990. [ [http://www.peaceabbey.org/awards/cocrecipientlist.html The Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Recipients List ] ]
In 2004, Travers was diagnosed with
leukemia, leading to the cancellation of the remaining tour dates for that year. She received a bone marrow transplant and is recovering. She and the rest of the trio resumed their concert tour on December 9, 2005with a holiday performance at Carnegie Hall.
Peter, Paul and Mary received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award from
Songwriters Hall of Famein 2006.
The trio sang in Mitchell, South Dakota, for the George and Eleanor McGovern Library and Center for Leadership dedication concert on
October 5, 2006.
The trio canceled several dates of their summer 2007 tour, as Mary took longer than expected to recover from back surgery and later had to undergo a second surgery, further postponing the tour. They will make up at least one of the dates, at the Northfork Theatre (formerly Westbury Music Fair) in June 2008.
* 1962: "Peter, Paul and Mary"
* 1963: "Moving"
* 1963: "
In the Wind"
* 1964: "In Concert"
* 1965: "
A Song Will Rise"
* 1965: "
See What Tomorrow Brings"
* 1966: "Album"
* 1967: "
* 1967: "In Japan"
* 1968: "Late Again"
* 1969: "
Peter, Paul and Mommy"
* 1970: ""
* 1978: "Reunion"
* 1983: "Such Is Love"
* 1986: "No Easy Walk To Freedom"
* 1988: "A Holiday Celebration"
* 1990: "Flowers & Stones"
* 1993: "Peter, Paul and Mommy, Too"
* 1995: "PPM& (Lifelines)"
* 1996: "Lifelines Live"
* 1998: "Around The Campfire"
* 1998: "The Collection"
* 1999: "
Songs of Conscience and Concern"
* 2000: "Don't Laugh at Me"
* 2004: "Carry It On"
* 2004: "In These Times"
* 2005: "The Very Best of Peter, Paul & Mary"
List of number-one hits (United States)
List of artists who reached number one on the Hot 100 (U.S.)
* 1986: "Peter, Paul & Mary 25th Anniversary Concert"
* 1988: "Peter, Paul & Mary Holiday Concert"
* 1993: "Peter, Paul & Mommy, Too"
* 1996: "Peter, Paul & Mary: Lifelines Live"
* 2004: "Peter, Paul & Mary: Carry It On — A Musical Legacy"
* of "
Puff the Magic Dragon" (.ogg format)
* [http://www.peterpaulandmary.com/ Official home page]
* [http://www.vocalgroup.org/inductees/peter_paul_mary.html 'Peter, Paul and Mary' Vocal Group Hall of Fame Page.]
* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=dmbSENYk-KI Peter Yarrow in-depth candid video interview on The Alcove with Mark Molaro]
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