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Title:
Peter Paul and Mary : fifty years in music and life
Author:
Peter, Paul, and Mary (Musical group), author.
Publication Information:
Watertown, MA : Imagine, [2015]
Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations ; 28 x 31 cm
Summary:
"This book visually tells us the intimate story of Peter, Paul, and Mary and their music, with stirring images that follow their passionate, fifty-year journey to the center of America's heart. The very best of thousands of 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. 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 our lives with their indelible stamp of honesty"--
General Note:
"A Peter Yarrow book."

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781936140329
Format :
Book

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Summary

Finally . . . here is the first and only book that visually tells us the intimate story of Peter, Paul, and Mary and their music, with stirring images that follow their passionate, fifty-year journey to the center of America's heart. The very best of thousands of 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, you can feel and almost hear the trio's songs calling for a more caring, better world as you see them performing with a courage and conviction that became for so many the embodiment and sound track 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 our lives with their indelible stamp of honesty of the sort we yearn to recapture and recreate in our own time-for ourselves, our children, and the generations to come.


Author Notes

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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Library Journal Review

Musicians Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey gather here their thoughts and memories with the words and interviews of the late Mary Travers (1936-2009). The story of this prolific musical trio is told through photographs capturing moments of solitude as well as those shared with audiences in their many activist causes, including well-known performances for President John F. Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and many others. Written as a personal reflection, this title shows the love and respect the trio shared for one another. The group's role as advocates for peace and justice is well represented by the chosen images, documents, and corresponding personal insights. Verdict This well-executed book covers the history of folk musicians Peter, Paul, and Mary from the group's inception more than 50 years ago. The musicians successfully present the reflections and perspectives of the moments they have shared with their characteristic approach, through one powerful voice.-Elizabeth Berndt-Morris, Central Michigan Univ. Lib., Mount Pleasant (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.