Mary Travers

Peter, Paul and Mary

Died: 2009-09-16
Age: 72
Cause: Cancer

Mary Travers, who with Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow performed as Peter, Paul and Mary in the 1960's, has died at age 72. Mary Travers died of the complications from leukemia, and passed away at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, USA on September 16th, 2009. In 1962 Peter, Paul and Mary released their self-titled debut and boasted the Grammy-winning “If I Had a Hammer,” as well as “Lemon Tree” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone.” They hit Number One with “Leaving on Jet Plane” from 1967’s Album 1700, but made a large impact off the charts as leading voices of protest. The trio split up to work on solo projects in 1970, and Travers released five albums between 1971 and 1978. Their reunion disc Reunion came out in 1978, the year the group reformed to play a concert to protest nuclear power.

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