P.L. (Pamela Lyndon) Travers, author of eight books on English nanny Mary Poppins, died on April 23, 1996 at the age of 96. Originally from Australia, Ms. Travers (born Helen Goff) began her literary career writing poetry. She wroter her first Mary Poppins book in 1934. When the Disney film was released in 1964 she cried at the premiere - because she disliked the film version so much.
Peter, Paul and Mary were an American folk-singing trio whose nearly 50-year career began with their rise to become a paradigm for 1960s folk music. The trio was composed of Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey and Mary Travers. Peter, Paul & Mary won their 1st Grammy (If I Had a Hammer) May 15,1963. ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE GROUPS.....GOT TO SEE THEM LIVE WHILE I WAS AT UVA IN THE 60S.
Peter, Paul and Mary. "“When people sing together, community is created. Together we rejoice, we celebrate, we mourn and we comfort each other. Through music, we reach each other’s hearts and souls. Music allows us to find a connection." - (Peter Yarrow)