Thursday, September 17, 2009

I never got Peter, Paul, and Mary....

Too safe.

Especially after they destroyed their images with PBS fund-raising specials (but now at least vicariously, Leonard Cohen's done the same.)

Any, RIP Ms. Travers...some people said you shouldn't have been in favor of civil-rights or peace.

Their sound may have been commercial and safe, but early on their politics were somewhat risky for a group courting a mass audience. Like Mr. Yarrow and Mr. Stookey, Ms. Travers was outspoken in her support for the civil-rights and antiwar movements, in sharp contrast to clean-cut folk groups like the Kingston Trio, which avoided making political statements.

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