Mary Travers

US folk singer Mary Travers passes away at 72

US folk singer Mary Travers passes away at 72London, Sept 17 : Mary Travers, a member of the hugely popular 1960s US folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, has died in the US. She was 72.

Heather Lylis, the band''s publicist, said Travers passed away yesterday at the Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. She had battled leukemia for several

years, reports The Times.

Travers joined forces with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey in the early 1960s. The trio formed the folk band Peter, Paul and Mary, mingling their music with liberal politics, both onstage and off.

Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary dies at 72

Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary dies at 72New York  - Mary Travers - a US folk-singing icon who was part of the famed 1960s trio Peter, Paul and Mary - has died at the age of 72 from leukaemia.

She died Wednesday night in a hospital in the eastern US state of Connecticut, her spokeswoman Heather Lylis told The New York Times.

Peter, Paul and Mary was famous for such hits as If I Had a Hammer; Blowin' in the Wind; Puff, The Magic Dragon; I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane; and Lemon Tree.




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