Mary Travers

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Date of Birth November 9, 1936
Place of Birth Louisville, Kentucky
Date of Death Sep 16, 2009 (72)
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Mary Travers

Mary Allin Travers was an American singer-songwriter and member of the folk music group Peter, Paul and Mary, along with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey. Peter, Paul and Mary was one of the most successful folk music groups of the 1960s. Travers, unlike most folk musicians of the early 1960s who were a part of the burgeoning music scene, grew up in New York City's Greenwich Village. A contralto, Travers released five solo albums in addition to her work with Peter, Paul and Mary.

Birth name: Mary Allin Travers
Born: November 09, 1936, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: September 16, 2009, Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Genres: Folk, pop
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter
Instruments: Vocals
Years active: 1961–2009
Labels: Warner Bros, Chrysalis
Associated acts: Peter, Paul and Mary, Joni Mitchell, Mama Cass, John Denver
Website: Mary Travers's Official site
IMDb: Mary Travers's IMDb

About Mary Travers

Singer and songwriter who was a member of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, the group that performed hits like "If I Had a Hammer."

Before Fame

She dropped out of high school to pursue singing. One of her first gigs was with the Song Swappers.

Achievement

She released five solo albums, including Mary, which came out in 1971.

Family Life

She married her first husband in 1958, then Barry Feinstein in 1963, then Gerald L. Taylor in 1969, and finally Ethan Robbins in 1991.

Associations

She and Peter Yarrow were bandmates in Peter, Paul and Mary.

Information related to Mary Travers

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  • Singers from Connecticut
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  • Chrysalis Records artists
  • Musicians from Louisville, Kentucky
  • American contraltos
  • Songwriters from Kentucky
  • Singers from Kentucky
  • American folk singers
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