Mary Travers

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Mary Travers
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Travers (right) as part of Peter, Paul and Mary
Background information
Birth nameMary Allin Travers
Born(1936-11-09)November 9, 1936
Louisville, Kentucky
DiedSeptember 16, 2009(2009-09-16) (aged 72)
Danbury, Connecticut
GenresFolk, pop[1]
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1961–2009
LabelsWarner Bros., Chrysalis
Associated actsPeter, Paul and Mary, Joni Mitchell, Mama Cass, John Denver
Websitemarytravers.com
peterpaulandmary.com

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.[2]

Unlike most folk musicians of the early 1960s who were a part of the burgeoning music scene in the Village, Travers grew up there.[2] She sang in the contralto range.[3]

Travers died on September 16, 2009 from complications of bone marrow transplant due to leukemia in Danbury, Connecticut at the age of 72.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Harris, Craig; Eder, Bruce. "Biography of Mary Travers". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Grimes, William (September 16, 2009). "Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary Dies at 72". The New York Times. Retrieved September 17, 2009.
  3. Holden, Stephen (20 March 1986). "Pop: Peter, Paul and Mary" – via NYTimes.com.