Folk Music Icon Mary Travers Dead at 72

Folk trio "Peter, Paul and Mary" sang "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Puff (the Magic Dragon)"

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mary Travers, better-known as "Mary" from the 60's folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, has died of leukemia at the age of 72. Jack Grace, The Takeaway's music contributor, joins us with a look back at the life and legacy of one of America's most beloved folk heroes.

Here's Peter, Paul and Mary performing one of their most famous songs, "Puff the Magic Dragon":


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