Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sunday Music Blogging
This week we lost Mary Travis to cancer. She was 72. Peter, Paul and Mary recorded IF I HAD A HAMMER for their first, eponymous album, released in 1962, when I was 15. The group's music helped to define both the ethics and the aesthetics of the 60's. Mary's pure voice, slender torso, and long straight hair set the standard for the sound and the look of a decade. She was beautiful to look at, and beautiful to hear.
RIP Mary Travis. We are poorer now.
The YouTube page with the video above also has a brief, but very nice bio.