Mary Travers

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Mary Travers, 2006

Mary Allin Travers (born November 9, 1936 in Louisville , Kentucky , † September 16, 2009 in Danbury , Connecticut ) was an American folk singer and singer-songwriter . She became known as a member of the Peter, Paul and Mary group.


Mary Travers grew up in Greenwich Village, New York . She found access to folk music through Pete Seeger , who lived in the immediate vicinity of the Travers family. She took part in an album by Seeger and performed with him at two concerts at Carnegie Hall . She has been married four times and has two daughters. Her first husband was the photographer Barry Feinstein . In the 1960s she was a prominent member of the civil rights movement . Her commitment was particularly focused on the observance of human rights in Latin America and the abolition of apartheid in South Africa .

She had her breakthrough as a member of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary , which was founded in 1961 by the impresario Albert Grossman . With Peter Yarrow and Noel "Paul" Stookey , the trio became one of the most successful groups of the 1960s and split up in 1970 temporarily. During this time Travers started her solo career and released five albums. In 1978 the group reunited and then had numerous appearances and new albums.

In 2004, Travers fell ill with leukemia and had to undergo several chemotherapy and surgeries, including a bone marrow transplant . Regardless, she continued to perform with Peter, Paul and Mary. She died on September 16, 2009 in Connecticut of complications from her illness.

Solo albums

  • 1971: Mary
  • 1972: Morning Glory
  • 1973: All My Choices
  • 1974: Circles
  • 1978: It's in Everyone of Us

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Legendary folk singer: Mary Travers is dead in: Spiegel online-Kultur from September 17, 2009, accessed on April 8, 2012
  2. US folk singer Mary Travers died  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Deutsche Welle, last accessed on September 17, 2009@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /