I learned my folk music in the 70’s, but the sixties folk icons were still enormously influential in those days. I learned to sing ‘If I Had a Hammer’, ‘Turn, Turn, Turn’, ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’ and many other songs from the records of Peter, Paul, and Mary, and tried to imitate some of their harmonies in the music I made with good friends.
So I was saddened to read these words on Peter, Paul, and Mary’s website today:
Mary Travers passed away on September 16th. After successful recovery from leukemia through a bone marrow/stem cell transplant, Mary succumbed to the side effects of one of the chemotherapy treatments.
We all loved her deeply and will miss her beyond words.
Goodbye, Mary. You brought us joy and inspiration, and we will always be grateful.