Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mary Travers, 1936-2009. R.I.P.

Mary Travers, a member of the folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary has died after battling leukemia for several years.  She was 72.

Travers lent her vocals to songs such as "Puff The Magic Dragon", "Early Morning Rain" and "Leaving On A Jet Plane."  Like many folk musicians of that era she was active in left-wing political causes.  I do remember her being heavily involved in anti-Apartheid activities in the mid-1980's.  I also remember that she had a very deep, husky speaking voice.  I'm not sure if smoking contributed to that or not but it certainly made for a rich singing voice.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I love their music. I offer my prayers and condolences to the family.