Sigh. Another death of a childhood icon. Mary Travers has died at the age of 72, of cancer.
Since I was very young, I’ve been a Peter, Paul, and Mary fan. Going back to the 1960s. I followed them through the separation years (especially Peter Yarrow), and have all their albums. Mary came down with cancer a few years ago, and the touring became infrequent. They stopped touring as a trio this year. Recently, according to Tom Paxton’s site, Tom did a concert in DC with Peter and Noel Paul. As you know, I just was at a Tom Paxton concern on Sunday night.
A great singing voice has gone silent, and a trio is no more. My condolences to Peter, Noel Paul, their families (and Mary’s family), and all in the folk world.
LA Times: Remembrance, Obituary
NY Times: Obituary
Rolling Stone: Obituary