Saturday, September 19, 2009

Remembering Mary Travers

Growing up in the 60s I remember listening to Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul, and Mary. Every once in a while I'll run across a PBS broadcast of a Peter, Paul, and Mary concert. The three of them have over the years left a grand legacy of music, mostly folk music, that rings in our ears.

The other day, Mary Travers died of leukemia at the age of 72. We will miss her powerful voice. Of course, growing up I didn't know the social implications of their music. But since Chuck Currie posted a folk anthem for justice on his blog, I'll re-post that song here "If I had a hammer." Maybe it's a good anthem for today -- that we might stand together and build a world of justice and peace.

2 comments:

John said...

She was from an age where innocent prophets stood up to evil and called it to account.

We don't seem to have such prophets anymore.

It is a sad day, a very sad day.

John

Lisa said...

Very sad news this week.