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The most popular folk group of the 1960s, Peter, Paul and Mary in later decades have also proved themselves to be among the most durable music acts in history. Their longevity dwarfs that of the Weavers, while the fact that the trio continues to be associated with a major record label (Warner Bros.) after decades in the business sets them apart from rivals like the Kingston Trio and the Brothers Four. Then again, perhaps it isn't so surprising -- Peter, Paul and Mary's roots run deeper than almost any other folk act one might care to name, while their appeal crosses audience lines that other acts couldn't (and can't) even approach.

Peter, Paul an Mary were managed by Albert Grossman. Bob Dylan, just a young folksinger and songwriter -- who came under Grossman's management in 1963 -- hadn't made much impact with his own recordings on Columbia Records; his lyrics were too piercing and his voice too bluesy, in an environment dominated by much smoother folk sounds. PP&M, however, had no problem with public acceptance, and they took Dylan's song "Blowin' in the Wind" to the public in a way that he never could have. Their recording, released in June of 1963, was an instant hit, shipping over 300,000 copies in less than two weeks -- many times the number of records that Dylan himself had sold up that point -- and eventually rising to number two on the charts. Once more, the trio seemed to grab the moment in history, politics, and art with a song. The era of public activism over civil rights, directed at the administration of President Kennedy, was rising to new heights, and "Blowin' in the Wind" embodied the spirit of the time. In one fell swoop, it established Bob Dylan as the new conscience of a generation, and PP&M as the voice of that conscience, culminating with their performance of the song at the same August 1963 March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his I Have a Dream speech. From that moment the music world changed.

 

In The Wind

In The Wind

1963

Blowin' In The Wind
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Quit Your Low Down Ways

In Concert.

In Concert.

1964 - Live

The Times They Are A-Changin'
Blowin' In The Wind

A Song Will Rise

A Song Will Rise

1965

When The Ship Comes In

Album 1700

Album 1700

1967

Bob Dylan's Dream

In Japan

In Japan

1967

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Live version with spoken Japanese intro. Also on single WB BR-1729

Single

Single

1967

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Live version with spoken Japanese intro. Also on single WB BR-1729

Late Again

Late Again

1968

I Shall Be Released
Too Much Of Nothing

The Best of Peter, Paul & Mary: 10 (Ten) Years Together

The Best of Peter, Paul & Mary: 10 (Ten) Years Together

1970 compilation

Blowin' In The Wind
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Too Much Of Nothing

A Holiday Celebration

A Holiday Celebration

1988 - Live

Blowin' In The Wind
           

Flowers and Stones

Flowers and Stones

1990

It Ain't Me Babe
I Shall Be Released...new recording

LifeLines Live

LifeLines Live

1996 - Live

The Times They Are A-Changin'

Carry It On

Carry It On

2004 boxset compilation studio versions from above albums:

Blowin' In The Wind
It Ain't Me Babe
Too Much Of Nothing
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Reunion

Reunion

1987

Forever Young

Live In Japan 1967

Live In Japan 1967

1967

Blowin' In The Wind
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
The Times They Are A-Changin'

The Prague Sessions with Symphony Orchestra

The Prague Sessions with Symphony Orchestra

2010

Blowin' In The Wind

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