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Mary Travers – and when I die

PLEASE NOTE: I upload my shared between several channels bookmark this link into your browser instant access to an index of links to all John1948's Oldies Classics. LINK: With her long, flowing blonde hair and crystal-clear soprano voice, Mary Travers was a major influence on the folk music of the 1960s and early 70s. As a founding member of Peter, Paul & Mary, Travers was not only one of the most commercially successful folk performers, but used their positionbecome an inspirational political spokesperson. Together with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, Travers performed at Civil Rights rallies with Dr. Martin Luther King in Birmingham, Alabama, and Washington, DC, and later in numerous anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, fund-raisers and teach-ins. In the 80s, after a break to work together for most of the previous decade, was she and her longtime performance partners heavily involved with this, the awareness of Americans aboutHuman rights abuses in Latin America. A native of Louisville, KY and the daughter of the journalist, grew Travers in New York's Greenwich Village, where the combination of their parents' occupations and the tolerant, relatively free-spirited atmosphere of the neighborhood in which they had lived a profound impact on their sense about art, life and living. As a teenager, she was enchanted also played with the American folk songs by the Weavers, Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie. While in high


May 14, 2010 - Posted by | Mary Travers Videos |

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