Mary Travers

Singer-songwriter Mary Allin Travers (November 9, 1936 – September 16, 2009) was a member of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, along with Peter Yarrow and Noel "Paul" Stookey. Peter, Paul and Mary was one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s.

The group Peter, Paul and Mary was formed in 1961. The group was popular and known for its renditions of anthems such as "Blowin' in the Wind", "If I Had a Hammer" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?". Puff, the Magic Dragon, recorded in 1963, is so well-known that it has entered American and British pop culture. The group broke up in 1970, and Travers subsequently pursued a solo career and recorded five albums. The group re-formed in 1978, toured extensively and issued many new albums. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.

In 2005, Travers was diagnosed with leukemiA AND died on September 16, 2009, at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut. She was 72 years old.