Peter, Paul and Mary

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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
OriginNew York City, United States
GenresFolk, folk-rock
Years active1961–1970; 1978–2009
LabelsWarner Bros.
MembersPeter 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.

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