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50 YEARS WITH PETER, PAUL AND MARY
December 1, 2014  | By David Bianculli

PBS, 9:30 p.m. ET

 
The title’s a bit modest: It’s actually been more than 50 years since this influential folk trio released its first album, back in 1962 and reaching No. 1 on the charts, thanks to their versions of “If I Had a Hammer” and “Lemon Tree.” Other hits followed, including ones that helped popularize Bob Dylan (“Blowin’ in the Wind”) and John Denver (“Leaving on a Jet Plane”). Then, of course, there’s “Puff (The Magic Dragon),” taken by some, I suspect erroneously, as a pro-druggie polemic. But perhaps the record will be set straight tonight. If not, at least many of the hit records will be replayed. Mary Travers died in 2009, but Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey are still around to correct, or add to, the history. Check local listings.
 
 
 
 
 
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