Peter, Paul and Mary
- Richard D. Driver
Folk group. It was formed in 1961 in New York by Albert Grossman, and it included Peter Yarrow (b New York, NY, 31 May 1938; guitar, vocals), (Noel) Paul Stookey (b Baltimore, MD, 30 Dec 1937; guitar, vocals), and Mary (Allin) Travers (b Louisville, KY, 9 Nov 1936; d Danbury, CT, 16 Sept 2009; vocals). The trio became one of the biggest acts in the 1960s and the most popular group to emerge out of Folk revival, the.
Grossman encouraged the three to perform together in Greenwich Village; he hired Milt Okun to arrange their material, and he crafted their image as an offbeat group to counter the clean-cut Kingston Trio, with Yarrow as leader, Stookey as a comic, and Travers a silent and mysterious beauty. After seven months of rehearsals, the group was signed to Warner Bros. Records. Their self-titled debut album reached number one in ...