Enjoy Peter, Paul and Mary: Carry It On, A Musical Legacy and their 25th Anniversary Concert. Peter Yarrow joins us in studio!
Watch Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 5:30pm on WMHT TV
Peter, Paul and Mary 25th Anniversary Concert
In 1986, the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary marked their 25th anniversary with the taping of their very first PBS special. Now, two and a half decades later, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the formation of the group in Greenwich Village, this joyous yet deeply moving live concert is being re-broadcast. PETER, PAUL & MARY 25th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT features songs that became, for many, the soundtrack of their generation. In an era in which folk music became America’s messenger of hope, Peter, Paul & Mary sounded a call to conscience that, to this day, remains an enduring part of our national quest for equity and justice. Songs include such timeless classics as “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “If I Had a Hammer,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Leaving on a Jet Plane.”
Peter, Paul and Mary: Carry it On, A Musical Legacy
In this special, viewers share in the four-decade career of Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers. CARRY IT ON features rare archival performances of songs that energized the spirit of the nation’s cultural and political renaissance, including “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” “Lemon Tree,” “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Wedding Song,” “Light One Candle,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” and anthems like “If I Had a Hammer.” Woven together with the varied musical performances are poignant comments from Peter, Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger, Richie Havens, Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers and legendary record producer Phil Ramone, among others.