The folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary defined the 1960′s protest era with their earnest renditions of ballads like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “If I Had a Hammer.” The group appeared many times on public television since then, lending their vocal talents to numerous concert specials. The 2004 PBS special “Peter, Paul & Mary: Carry It On, A Musical Legacy” chronicled their lives over a four-decade career in the music business. Read more about Mary Travers and her legacy at Great Performances.
On Wednesday, September 17, female vocalist Mary Travers passed away at the age of 72 after a battle with cancer. Watch a clip of the group performing “Blowin’ in the Wind” in 1966.