An Evening with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey

Celebrating 50 Years of Peter, Paul and Mary

Peter, Paul and Mary became famous for their ability to convey powerful, personal and political messages through songs that touched the minds, hearts and conscience of millions of Americans. However, their first unofficial session took place in a grungy, fifth-floor Greenwich Village walkup. To test the chemistry of their voices, they chose a simple nursery rhyme, “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”  Within moments, Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers knew: when they sang together, there was magic in the air. Half a century and worlds of change later, “Peter, Paul And Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life” celebrates the songs, vision and conviction that fueled the folk trio’s impressive success and ignited the nation’s conscience.  On every page of this stunning book, what Peter, Paul and Mary stood for, lived for and shared comes alive through remarkable images and evocative text. Drawn from interviews and personal writings, including diaries, the accompanying narrative merges each artist’s words and perspective, reflecting Peter, Paul and Mary’s commitment to consensus, in their social-political advocacies as well as their musical choices and efforts.  Offering a rare and wonderfully intimate view of the trio’s collaborative work process and unique relationship, Peter, Paul and Mary takes readers not only backstage but deep into the group’s beliefs, emotions and passions.  Please join us in the Clive Davis Theater for a special panel discussion and performance, featuring Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey.