Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Grim Reaping Summer Continues: Now Mary Travers

I don't ever remember a summer with so many good people, from so many parts of our lives, dying. From politics and good governance, Ted Kennedy. From news reporting, Walter Cronkite and Don Hewitt. From music, Michael Jackson and Ellie Greenwich.

And tonight Mary Travers of Peter, Paul, and Mary. Here she is singing "If I Had Hammer" with Peter and Paul in the summer of 1963. A face, a voice, as wild and powerful and rebellious and cleansing as the winds of change...



The obits say she was 72. But she and her voice and message are in-your-face timeless and ever-gleaming.
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