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RIP Mary Travers

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    So says the Facebook status of a friend of mine - I had no idea she was sick.
    Peter, Paul and Mary. I love Leaving On A Jet Plane.

    I don't see a link anywhere - if someone finds one, please post.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member


  3. John

    John Well-Known Member

    As I write this, three of the top five items on this board are RIPs.

    And RIP to Mary and everyone else who might die before I hit Post.
  4. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

  5. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I was madly in love with Mary Travers when I was a teen back in the 60's.


    The only group who did "Blowin' in the Wind" better than Bob.
  6. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    They're songs are on a rotating playlist in my head right now. R.I.P.
  7. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Peter, Paul and Mary provided the soundtrack for a lot of people's lives in the 1960s and beyond. Their music definitely placed an indelible mark on my life.

    RIP Mary.
  8. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Many have never heard of her but she definitely enjoyed way more than 15 mins. of fame.
    Condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Travers.
  9. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I think I played the grooves off my dad's "Peter, Paul & Mary Greatest Hits" album in the early 70s. I can hear all of those songs in my head right now. I've got to find that album on CD.
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Puff The Magic Dragon was the soundtrack of little kids in the 70s. My mom and dad had several of their albums. I'm pretty sure both puffed a few dragons to Peter, Paul & Mary before and probably after I was born. That's all I got.

    Ride on Mary Travers. RIP.
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
    Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys.
    One grey night it happened, jackie paper came no more
    And Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.

    His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
    Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.
    Without his life-long friend, Puff could not be brave,
    So Puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave.

    RIP to one-third of the most successful folk/crossover trio of my youth.

    My favorite line from the AP obit:

    "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" — which reached No. 2 on the charts, and generated since-discounted reports that it was an ode to marijuana.
  12. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Sad news, but not a shock. She had been ill for years.

    Saw PP&M sometime in the '80s. Being quirky folkies, they would undertake small tours when they felt like it. It was the three of them, Peter and Noel (Paul) playing guitars, accompanied by Richard Kniss, who played upright bass. Those three voices with minimal accompaniment were absolute magic, even in a 6,000-seat theater.

    RIP, Mary.
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