Sad news. Mary Travers, the Mary of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame, has passed away at age 72 of complications from chemotherapy. The chemo was associated with a bone marrow transplant she had a few years ago to help fight her leukemia.
You can read more at the NY Times here.
Her loss will mark the end of an era for myself and many others who loved the trio’s music over the years. Her upbeat and sassy attitude was a balance to the more calm personalities of Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey. Their harmonies together will forever echo in my mind… Songs like “Lemon Tree,” “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” and many many others over the years.
Farewell Mary and our condolences to your family as well as Peter and Paul.