Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey Tickets
Benedum Center | Pittsburgh
Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey will be at Benedum Center on Saturday 17th September 2016 for an evening of nostalgia, as they perform songs from their illustrious career with Peter, Paul and Mary, including: "If I Had a Hammer", "Puff, the Magic Dragon", "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Leaving on a Jet Plane"! Watch these veteran performers do what they do best!
Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey are the surviving members of the American folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Brought together by manager Albert Grossman in 1961, during the American folk music revival, Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey and Mary Travers were the most popular folk group of the 1960s. With their wholesome image and political concerns, they brought the music of Bob Dylan to the attention of the masses, and “proved crucial in bridging two music generations”. Their debut album, Peter, Paul and Mary, was released in 1962, including the singles "Lemon Tree", "500 Miles", and the Pete Seeger hit tunes "If I Had a Hammer" (subtitled "The Hammer Song") and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?". The album was No. 1 in Billboard Magazine's Top Ten for seven weeks, and was in the Top Ten for ten months in total, eventually selling over two million copies, earning double platinum certification from the RIAA in the United States alone. 1963 saw three albums in the charts for the trio, hits from which included "Puff the Magic Dragon," written by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton, and "Blowin' in the Wind," which was written by Bob Dylan. The group released twenty albums in their career, and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2009, Mary Travers sadly died at the age of 72, of complications from chemotherapy, following treatment for leukaemia. Since then Peter and “Paul” have continued to perform and record together.