Larry-Launstein-Jr Posted September 18, 2009 Report Share Posted September 18, 2009 I'm sad to report that Mary Travers of Peter, Paul & Mary fame has died, at age 72, of leukemia. She was one of the voices, along with her mates, of a generation. They were part of the folk movement in the early 60s that also included The Springfields, which first exposed the world to Dusty Springfield and her great, rich talent. Mary Travers was cut from the same cloth, but unlike Dusty, she stayed with Peter, Paul & Mary for the better part of her career and life. They became outspoken critics of the Vietnam War, and about social and political issues of the 60s. I will never forget her polished, silky smooth voice, which really stood out. That was also a trait she had in common with Dusty, who also stood out as unique within The Springfields. Both of them had that knack of expressing themselves where you knew it was the real deal - that there was nothing fake about them. And the songs were so easy to understand, even for a youngster like I was at the time. Now Mary and Dusty are singing in heaven, and they sure must be sounding great. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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