Thursday, September 17, 2009


As a little kid one of my earliest influences in music was Peter, Paul & Mary with their songs "Puff The Magic Dragon" "Blowin' In The Wind" and "Leavin' On A Jet Plane."

Many many years later she was on the same airplane as I was. I wanted to say something but I was too shy and felt like everybody says the same thing to her. I was just so happy to be on the same plane that she was on. And later I watched her at baggage claim with her assistant. It made me happy inside to know that I got a view of one of my idols in real life. She was cool.


  1. I didn't know Mary Travers had passed until just now. I too, grew up with her and Peter,Paul and Mary. I've always loved to sing along with their recordings and still do ! Polly Von is just one of my favorites. Their music will be treasured and live on as one of America's very own premier folk singing trios. I'm deeply moved at our loss. Thanks for celebrating her, Jimmy.

  2. Sorry about my pic. I tried to change it, but it didn't work.