Peter, Paul and Mary

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Folk Legend Booted From Fest Over 1969 Incident Responds

Peter Yarrow says he understands cancellation over decades-old 'indecent liberties' matter

(Newser) - Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame says he understands why the organizers of a music festival don't want him around. The 81-year-old musician has responded to the news that festival organizers in Norwich, New York, canceled his upcoming appearance after learning he pleaded guilty decades ago to... More »

Folk Legend Dropped From Festival Over 1969 Incident

Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary was pardoned, but is still paying

(Newser) - A music festival has disinvited folk singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary over his 1970 jail sentence for indecent liberties with a 14-year-old girl. The Press and Sun Bulletin of Binghamton reports that board members of the Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival in upstate New York cited negative reaction... More »

Mary Travers, of Peter, Paul and Mary, Dead at 72

Member of folk trio had been battling leukemia

(Newser) - Mary Travers, one-third of the hugely popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, died today after a battle with leukemia, the band's publicist says. She was 72. Travers joined forces with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey in the early 1960s. The trio mingled their music with liberal politics,... More »

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