It was in 1961 when three folk singers namely: Peter Yarrow, Noel “Paul” Stookey and Mary Travers stood on stage and made their debut at Greenwich Village’s Bitter End coffee house. Since then Peter, Paul & Mary was considered the most popular folk group of the 1960s. With the proper guidance and motivation given by their manager Albert Grossman, the group had recorded about one album a year. And many of the songs are classics–”Blowin’ In The Wind,” “If I Had A Hammer,” “Puff, The Magic Dragon.” With many albums, Grammy awards and concerts behind them, Peter, Paul, and Mary (often called PP&M) still is active in music industry. Their newly Warner Bros. CD, Around The Campfire, signals the arrival of a collection of twenty-one of their classic songs, combined with four new songs never before recorded by the Trio. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. Peter, Paul, and Mary received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award from Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006.
Below is my list of Peter, Paul and Mary greatest hits, yours may be different. Hope you enjoy each song.
1. Early in the Morning – from the album “Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
2. 500 Miles – also in the album “Peter, Paul and Mary” (1962)
3. For Loving Me – from the album “A song Will Rise” (1965)
4. If I Had a Hammer – from the album Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
5. Where Have All the Flowers Gone – from the album “Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
6. Puff, the Magic Dragon – from the album “Moving” (1963)
7. The Cruel War – from the album Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
8. This Land Is Your Land – from the album “Moving” (1963)
9. Blowin’ in the Wind- from the album “In the Wind” (1964)
10. Stewball – from the album “In the Wind” (1964)