Peter Yarrow & Friends
1st Midweek - Thursday, May 28
New York, NY
Peter Yarrow is a Jewish American folk singer, producer, composer, and songwriter best-known for being a member of the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Yarrow's involvement in the U.S. civil rights movement led the group to sing "If I Had a Hammer" at the historic March on Washington in 1963, as well as to participate in the Selma-to-Montgomery march in 1965. Yarrow was an active participant in the anti-Vietnam War movement, and co-produced numerous events for the peace movement.
By the time the group broke up in 1970 to pursue solo careers, it had earned eight gold and five platinum albums. Yarrow continued to focus on his songwriting and political activism, and produced three Emmy Award-winning CBS specials based on "Puff the Magic Dragon." In 1978, Peter, Paul and Mary reunited for an antinuclear benefit, which led to sporadic reunion shows throughout the 1980s. The group released a record of new material in 1988, A Holiday Celebration, and subsequently released several live albums and a few new albums of original material. Their children's album, and accompanying television special, "Peter, Paul and Mommy, Too," won the group a Grammy and an Emmy. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.