History Music / PeterPaulAndMary

22nd Jul '16 10:49:25 PM Mdumas43073
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The defining act of [[TheSixties the 1960s]] [[FolkMusic folk boom]], and one of the most important musical acts of the decade in general, '''Peter, Paul and Mary''' were an act who not only popularized many of the greatest folk standards of the 20th century, but who’s music was a key element of the decade’s civil rights movement and continues to enjoy success and relevance to this day.

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The defining act of [[TheSixties the 1960s]] [[FolkMusic folk boom]], and one of the most important musical acts of the decade in general, '''Peter, Peter, Paul and Mary''' Mary were an act who not only popularized many of the greatest folk standards of the 20th century, but who’s music was a key element of the decade’s civil rights movement and continues to enjoy success and relevance to this day.
26th Jun '16 3:03:14 AM NWolfman
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The group became more directly politically active in the later part of the 60s, appearing at the White House on behalf of Senator Eugene [=McCarthy=]’s antiwar campaign (Yarrow would end up marrying [=McCarthy=]’s daughter shortly thereafter). [=McCarthy=]’s failure, which tragically, and eerily, conencided with the murders of both MLK and Robert F. Kennedy signaled the EndOfAnEra and the group took a hiatus in 1970 after [[MilestoneCelebration celebrating their ten-year anniversary]] with a GreatestHitsAlbum. All three would have modest solo careers, with Stookey's "Wedding Song" becoming a minor hit.

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The group became more directly politically active in the later part of the 60s, appearing at the White House on behalf of Senator Eugene [=McCarthy=]’s antiwar campaign (Yarrow would end up marrying [=McCarthy=]’s daughter shortly thereafter). [=McCarthy=]’s failure, which tragically, and eerily, conencided coincided with the murders of both MLK and Robert F. Kennedy signaled the EndOfAnEra and the group took a hiatus in 1970 after [[MilestoneCelebration celebrating their ten-year anniversary]] with a GreatestHitsAlbum. All three would have modest solo careers, with Stookey's "Wedding Song" becoming a minor hit.
26th Jun '16 3:02:56 AM NWolfman
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PP&M’s next record, '’Moving,'' featured undoubtably the group’s most beloved song, the children’s classic “Music/PuffTheMagicDragon.” It also established another of the group’s trademarks: covering lots and lots of Bob Dylan songs, arguably [[UrExample beginning the trend]] of Dylan’s biting social commentary [[CoveredUp finding greater success in more capable performers]] (read: people who’s voices didn’t sound like sandpaper on one’s ear). Their cover of “Blowin’ In The Wind” was not only a massive hit, reaching #2 on the charts, which [[ColbertBump brought Dylan into the mainstream]], but embodied the zeitgeist of political activism in 1960s America to a T as UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement was gaining momentum. The group would give a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome career-defining performance]] of the song at the March on Washington, immediately following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary “I Have A Dream” speech.

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PP&M’s next record, '’Moving,'' featured undoubtably the group’s most beloved song, the children’s classic “Music/PuffTheMagicDragon.” It also established another of the group’s trademarks: covering lots and lots of Bob Dylan songs, arguably [[UrExample beginning the trend]] of Dylan’s biting social commentary [[CoveredUp finding greater success in more capable performers]] (read: people who’s voices didn’t sound like sandpaper on one’s ear). Their cover of “Blowin’ In The Wind” was not only a massive hit, reaching #2 on the charts, which [[ColbertBump brought Dylan into the mainstream]], but embodied the zeitgeist of political activism in 1960s America to a T as the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement was gaining momentum. The group would give a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome career-defining performance]] of the song at the March on Washington, immediately following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary “I Have A Dream” speech.



The group became more directly politically active in the later part of the 60s, appearing at the White House on behalf of Senator Eugene [=McCarthy=]’s antiwar campaign (Yarrow would end up marrying [=McCarthy=]’s daughter shortly thereafter). [=McCarthy=]’s failure, which tragically, and eerily, conencidekd with the murders of both MLK and Robert F. Kennedy signaled the EndOfAnEra and the group took a hiatus in 1970 after [[MilestoneCelebration celebrating their ten-year anniversary]] with a GreatestHitsAlbum. All three would have modest solo careers, with Stookey's "Wedding Song" becoming a minor hit.

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The group became more directly politically active in the later part of the 60s, appearing at the White House on behalf of Senator Eugene [=McCarthy=]’s antiwar campaign (Yarrow would end up marrying [=McCarthy=]’s daughter shortly thereafter). [=McCarthy=]’s failure, which tragically, and eerily, conencidekd conencided with the murders of both MLK and Robert F. Kennedy signaled the EndOfAnEra and the group took a hiatus in 1970 after [[MilestoneCelebration celebrating their ten-year anniversary]] with a GreatestHitsAlbum. All three would have modest solo careers, with Stookey's "Wedding Song" becoming a minor hit.
26th Jun '16 3:00:16 AM NWolfman
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Following hugely successful appearances in Greenwich Village was the trio's debut SelfTitledAlbum appeared in 1962, featuring their BreakthroughHit, a [[CoverVersion cover]] of the Pete Seeger-penned “If I Had A Hammer.” Both established PP&M’s trademark style of staunchly leftist (albeit not-threatening) sociopolitical lyrics wrapped in [[EarWorm catchy melodies]] and gorgeous three-part harmonies, giving them mainstream appeal without needing to sacrifice their messages. Changing political tides meant [[RealitySubtext a more liberal American public who would more readily accept the group’s songs]] than the conservatives who dismissed their predecessors (being signed to Warner Bros. records didn’t hurt either).

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Following hugely successful appearances in Greenwich Village was Village, the trio's debut SelfTitledAlbum appeared in 1962, featuring their BreakthroughHit, a [[CoverVersion cover]] of the Pete Seeger-penned “If I Had A Hammer.” Both established PP&M’s trademark style of staunchly leftist (albeit not-threatening) sociopolitical lyrics wrapped in [[EarWorm catchy melodies]] and gorgeous three-part harmonies, giving them mainstream appeal without needing to sacrifice their messages. Changing political tides meant [[RealitySubtext a more liberal American public who would more readily accept the group’s songs]] than the conservatives who dismissed their predecessors (being signed to Warner Bros. records didn’t hurt either).
23rd Jun '16 8:18:03 AM NWolfman
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* ProtestSong: Their bread-and-butter. Notable examples include "If I Had A Hammer," "Blowin' In The Wind," and "500 Miles." No, not [[Music/TheProclaimers that one]].

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* ProtestSong: Their bread-and-butter. Notable examples include "If I Had A Hammer," "Blowin' In The Wind," and "500 Miles." No, not [[Music/TheProclaimers that one]]."
23rd Jun '16 8:17:29 AM NWolfman
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* ProtestSong: Their bread-and-butter. Notable examples include "If I Had A Hammer," "Blowin' In The Wind," and "500 Miles."

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* ProtestSong: Their bread-and-butter. Notable examples include "If I Had A Hammer," "Blowin' In The Wind," and "500 Miles." No, not [[Music/TheProclaimers that one]].
23rd Jun '16 8:16:24 AM NWolfman
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* FollowTheLeader: A handful of other folk pop acts emerged in the wake of their success, most notably Music/PhilOchs, who's lyrics were considered a too biting for a pop arrangement, and Music/TheMamasAndThePapas, who, despite some success, were written off as a [[LighterAndSofter watered-down]] Peter, Paul and Mary.

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* FollowTheLeader: A handful of other folk pop acts emerged in the wake of their success, most notably Music/PhilOchs, who's lyrics were considered a too biting for a pop arrangement, and Music/TheMamasAndThePapas, who, despite some success, were written off as a [[LighterAndSofter watered-down]] Peter, Paul and Mary.
23rd Jun '16 8:15:52 AM NWolfman
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* SSlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: '''''FAR''''' on the idealistic side. Even their most somber songs had undertones of hope that things would get better.

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* SSlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: '''''FAR''''' on the idealistic side. Even their most somber songs had undertones of hope that things would get better.
23rd Jun '16 8:15:43 AM NWolfman
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersesCynicism: '''''FAR''''' on the idealistic side. Even their most somber songs had undertones of hope that things would get better.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersesCynicism: SSlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: '''''FAR''''' on the idealistic side. Even their most somber songs had undertones of hope that things would get better.
23rd Jun '16 8:14:59 AM NWolfman
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersesCynicism: '''''FAR''''' on the idealistic side. Even their most somber songs had undertones of hope that things would get better.
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