Peter Yarrow

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Folk Singer
Date of Birth May 31, 1938
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Age 82 years old
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Peter Yarrow

Peter Yarrow is an American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Yarrow co-wrote one of the group's greatest hits, "Puff, the Magic Dragon". He is also a political activist and has supported liberal causes that range from opposition to the Vietnam War to the creation of Operation Respect, an organization that promotes tolerance and civility in schools.

Born: May 31, 1938, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Genres: Folk
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer
Instruments: Vocals, guitar
Associated acts: Peter, Paul and Mary (1961-1970 & 1978-2008), Peter and Noel Paul (2009-present)
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About Peter Yarrow

Folk singer with the trio Peter, Paul, and Mary who sang "Puff, the Magic Dragon." In 1982, Yarrow was the recipient of the Allard K. Lowenstein Award.

Before Fame

He first sang with only Mary Travers, taking on Paul Stookey shortly after.


He has been an outspoken political activist for decades and established the anti-bullying group Operation Respect.

Family Life

He was married to Mary Beth McCarthy from 1969 to 1981. He has a daughter named Bethany and a son named Christopher.


He marched with Martin Luther King Jr. to Washington D.C.

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