Finallyhere is the first, and only, book that visually tells us the intimate story of Peter, Paul and Mary and their music with stirring images that follow their passionate, fifty year journey to the center of Americas heart. The very best of thousands of photographs, many rare and never before published, taken over five decades by some of the worlds top photographers, follow them from their earliest performances in the 60s when Mary was, arguably, the most desired, beautiful and charismatic performer in the country as well as a new role model for women. Follow the trio as it leads America to discover the passionate soul of folk music. Join the struggle for racial equality, social justice and freedom in this memorable photographic journey, from the historic 1963 March on Washington with Martin Luther King, Jr. to the trios appearance before a half million people in 1969 to end the Vietnam War, to their singing at the Hollywood Bowl for Survival Sunday in 1978, helping to launch the Anti-Nuke movement, the worlds first international environmental movement.
Peter, Paul, and Mary came into being at the dawn of John F. Kennedy s presidency, as America entered one of its most dramatic periods of social and political change. With music being one of the great forces that brought them together, Americans united in unprecedented ways to create a more just and peaceful society. Folk music, with its ability to reach people s hearts, became the sound track of this remarkable quest, and Peter, Paul, and Mary became standard-bearers of America s new hopes and dreams.