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The tumult and the tragedy of the late 1960s
sent shock waves across America. After hopes were raised by the
Civil Rights struggles earlier in the decade, the continuing war
in Vietnam and political breakdowns at home ended the decade in
a state of uncertainty and division.
Peter, Paul and Mary had worked mightily to
help bring their country together in the cause of social justice
and personal freedom throughout the '60s. But the troubling,
sometimes heartbreaking world events pulled the trio members in
different directions. Consensus about everything from how to
address the times on stage, to how they each wanted to live
their lives, or find solace from the demands of their career,
became harder and harder to find.
What was once a lovely interaction filled with
acceptable highs and lows, became a tug of war and produced a
weariness in all of them. With no sure sense of when and if they
would reunite, the trio decided to go their separate ways in
October 1970, all of them at least partly grateful for a hiatus
in which to rediscover their own selves, apart from the others.
Fortunately, the parting was only temporary.
By 1978 the trio was once again spreading their powerful musical
message together. Before they reunited, Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul
Stookey, and Mary Travers separately recorded a series of albums
that took them into new and sometimes unexpected directions. The
first solo releases from each of them especially deserve