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    The music world is saddened by news of the death of Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary. Mary Travers is dead at age 72 from cancer.

    Mary Travers from “Leaving on a Jet Plane” to “Puff The Magic Dragon” will live on in the music legacy she gave us over the decades with Peter Yarrow and Noel “Paul” Stookey.

    Peter Yarrow:

    “It was, as Mary always was, honest and completely authentic. That’s the way she sang, too; honestly and with complete authenticity.”

    Paul Stookey:

    “I am deadened and heartsick beyond words to consider a life without Mary Travers and honored beyond my wildest dreams to have shared her spirit and her career.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t4g_1VoGw4
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    Sleeping Giant. They're not fat and happy anymore. They are hungry and increasingly angry. That is not a good recipe for a "Puppies and Rainbows America".

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    At least there will be some comedic relief for her at the Gates:
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    Henry Gibson, 73, actor and comedian
    By Carrie Rickey

    Inquirer Movie Critic

    Henry Gibson, 73, the puckish comic who tickled America as the hippie poet on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and as a cranky judge on Boston Legal, died of cancer Monday at his Malibu, Calif., home.
    Born James Bateman in Germantown in 1935, the future stand-up comedian, author, and character actor was a graduate of St. Joseph's Prep and of Catholic University of America.

    He began acting professionally at 8. Before formally studying theater at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, he served as an intelligence officer in the Air Force, stationed in France.

    Stateside, Bateman adopted the comedy persona of Henry Gibson (a pun on Henrik Ibsen), the pie-eyed poet of Fairhope, Ala.

    As Gibson, he appeared on late-night shows and caught the attention of Jerry Lewis, who cast him in The Nutty Professor in 1963. That year, Mr. Gibson made his Broadway debut in Lillian Hellman's My Mother, My Father and Me.

    His appearance as the soft-spoken, daisy-clutching poet on the irreverent comedy Laugh-In earned him instant fame. His poetry was collected in the book A Flower Child's Garden of Verses.

    A friendship with the filmmaker Robert Altman led to Mr. Gibson's appearance in four of the director's films. Most memorably, he was the snaky psychotherapist Dr. Verringer in The Long Goodbye (1973) and the oily country crooner Haven Hamilton in Nashville (1975), a role that won him supporting-actor honors from the National Society of Film Critics.

    Mr. Gibson is survived by three children and two grandchildren. Memorial plans were incomplete.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS2RwO_bFgg
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    Sleeping Giant. They're not fat and happy anymore. They are hungry and increasingly angry. That is not a good recipe for a "Puppies and Rainbows America".

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    • #3
      wow, i'm surprised to see a thread on her passing on o.com

      listened to PPM all the way in to work, and will on the way home - at least I got to see them in concert live several years ago...

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      • #4
        Thats the reason I posted a link to one of their songs.I realize that I have underwear that is older than some people on here and wanted them to know what music with a real message and no profanity,and/or threats could sound like.
        Sleeping Giant. They're not fat and happy anymore. They are hungry and increasingly angry. That is not a good recipe for a "Puppies and Rainbows America".

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        • #5
          Right on, mavriktu, God rest and keep her.

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          • #6
            WoW,
            Major,
            Didn't know you were such a fan.....

            Trigger took it hard.... When ever he heard Puff tha' magic Dragon the always started ta' cry and fly,, pretty like..

            Chin Up. Major, Carry on Sire,

            Alex "Sully" Sullivan
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            Originally posted by mookster
            Sully, usually I hafta glance over your posts cuz my brain would have issues with the imagery you portray, however with that one I get it. I agree one hundred percent with ya.
            Originally posted by CityCopDC
            I swear to god you are not human. I know a rogue VI when I see one.
            Originally posted by OfficerDotCom
            I think no one is probably happier than Sully and I that we ARE NOT the same person.(seriously thanking God for that one).
            -Frank




            Old Physicists neva' die, they just hop on a horsey and fly away inta' an infinitely massive black ho ...

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