When The Day Is Done

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I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Travers, whose unique voice was a fixture in my house growing up.

Here she is with Joan Baez, singing “Lonesome Valley” at the 1966 Newport Folk Festival. I chose this song because Joan kind of showboats in this song, but Mary, more subdued and warm, really takes it  in my opinion.

Lonesome Valley- Joan Baez & Mary Travers at Newport, 1966

On a more superficial note, Mary was quite a style icon, with her long blonde hair and short bangs and long mumus she wore in the 1970s and 80s. I was looking for a good picture of her to illustrate this period but couldn’t find one.

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Here she is with the boys singing “Moments of The Soft Persuasion” from their 1968 album Late Again.

Moments of the Soft Persuasion- Peter, Paul, and Mary

And singing the Gordon Lightfoot song “For Lovin’ Me” on British television fairly early in their successful, long partnership.

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