Farewell, Mary

Thursday, 17 September 2009, 8:17 | Category : Music
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Mary Travers died yesterday. She was the incredible female voice of Peter, Paul, and Mary. I grew up hearing their songs because my older sisters played them, so even though I was a little young during their early-mid-60s heyday, I loved their music, and have continued to listen to it through all these years. People have sometimes asked me where my political beliefs came from, and if you follow the trail back through all the nooks and crannies of my life, you’ll eventually get back to Peter, Paul, and Mary, and their message of equality for all. They turned on a generation, and I tagged along like a bratty little brother. Mary Travers, rest in peace.

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