Profession: Folk Singer
Why Famous: Mary Travers was a member of the very successful and influential folk group Peter Paul and Mary that also included Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey.
The trio released their first album "Peter, Paul and Mary" in 1962 and continued to release albums until their breakup in 1970. Some of their most famous songs include "Puff the Magic Dragon", Bob Dylan's "Blowin in the Wind" and their version of John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane"
Although the group never stopped meeting to play together they reformed in 1981 and continued recording and touring until Travers death from the effects of Leukemia in 2009.
- 1963-10-15 Folk singer Mary Travers (26) weds photographer Barry Feinstein
- 1991-07-06 Folk singer Mary Travers (54) weds restaurateur Ethan Robbins
- 1962-10-20 Peter, Paul and Mary's debut folk album "Peter, Paul and Mary" reaches No. 1 on US album charts
- 1969-12-14 "Leaving on a Jet Plane" single sung by Peter, Paul and Mary, written by John Denver is No. 1 on US Billboard's Hot Top 100