This carefully crafted and collectible volume tells the intimate story of Peter, Paul, and Mary and their music, in their words and with iconic images that follow their passionate, fifty-year journey to the center of America’s heart. Photographs, many rare and never before published, taken over five decades by some of the world’s top photographers, follow them from their earliest performances in the 1960s, when Mary was the most desired, beautiful, and charismatic performer and a new role model for women. Follow the trio as they lead America to discover the passionate soul of folk music. Join the struggle for racial equality, social justice, and freedom in this memorable journey, from the historic 1963 March on Washington with Martin Luther King, Jr., to the trio’s appearance before a half million people in 1969 to end the Vietnam War, to their singing at the Hollywood Bowl for Survival Sunday in 1978, helping to launch the anti-nuke movement, the world’s first international environmental movement.
Through these images, readers will feel and almost hear the trio’s songs calling for a more caring, better world as they performed with a courage and conviction that became for so many the embodiment and soundtrack of their generation’s awakening to conscience, to activism, and to a new dream for all of humankind. Peter, Paul, and Mary’s songs of defiant hope and a certain unmasked innocence are still a powerful part of our American consciousness, and this book reenacts the history of how the trio marked many lives with their indelible stamp of honesty of the sort we all yearn to recapture and recreate today—for ourselves, our children, and the generations to come.
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About the Author
Peter, Paul, and Mary came into being at the dawn of John F. Kennedy’s presidency, as America entered one of its most dramatic periods of social and political change. With music being one of the great forces that brought them together, Americans united in unprecedented ways to create a more just and peaceful society. Folk music, with its ability to reach people’s hearts, became the sound track of this remarkable quest, and Peter, Paul, and Mary became standard-bearers of America’s new hopes and dreams.
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I was a college kid on a cold Connecticut night in 1964 when I first heard Mary’s angelic alto. On that night in New Haven and on so many nights over the next five decades, in so many places all over the world, Peter, Paul and Mary’s music asked more of us than to simply sing along. “The hammer of justice” and “the bell of freedom!” These are more than just lyrics; they were then, and they remain, a call to conscience, and as Peter especially has always reminded me, when something pulls at your conscience, you need to act.
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Table of Contents
• Fifty Years in Music and Life
• Peter Yarrow
• Noel Paul Stookey
• Mary Travers
• Image Credits and Acknowledgments
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Enjoyed the great photos of and compelling narrative about this amazing trio. P9li Great photos and compelling narrative about this amazing trio.
This book is a wonderful contribution by Peter, Paul and Mary. Much like their music, this book should allow the reader to feel as if he or she could contribute to the multitude of themes enveloped in their advocacy. Additionally, this book is very much indicative of part of a dialogue Peter included in the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Concert...eluding to "the glue" that holds us together. This is a wonderful book., and everyone who has even been slightly familiar with Peter, Paul and Mary should experience this contribution.
Not a rating for the book, obviously, since it apparently doesn't exist. I too have ordered it twice, first from Amazon and then from B&N and it has never been available.
I've tried to get this book for TWO YEARS now -- and it always gets yanked just prior to release. So what's up with that???
In all fairness, until my order arrives, I can't write a review. I will be most happy (eager, in fact) to write a full review once I have had time to peruse the material, once I receive my order.