Peter Yarrow is one-third of the famous folk trio, Peter Paul & Mary. I’ve been a fan since the sixties when I attended a concert of theirs at The Hollywood Bowl. That concert was my first date ever. I was a young 15-year-old going out with a mature 16-year-old. I spent the entire concert working up the courage to put my arm around her shoulders as we sat, side by side, singing along to “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “If I Had a Hammer.”
Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul & Mary, performed for two nights at The Egyptian Theatre on Main Street in Park City, Utah. This folk singing legend entertained each night for nearly three hours. He’s almost 76 and his spirit is as infectious and joyful as ever. Each night he closed the first half by inviting members of the audience on stage to join him in singing “Puff the Magic Dragon.” Here’s a bird’s eye view as I went on stage on night two. He gave permission to video and post the event – after all, he wrote the song – but I still cut the video in no more than 14-15 second pieces so as not to get dinged by YouTube – hopefully, I succeeded!
Peter Yarrow, 1/3 of Peter, Paul & Mary, has been a folk-singer and social activist for over a half-century. He did a solo concert on April 18, 2014 at The Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Utah. It was a wonderful mix of talk and song AND sing-a-long with him. Herewith is a recollection of performing at The White House in 1962 to then President John F. Kennedy, first-lady Jackie Kennedy, and other celebrities and notables…enjoy this story. I sure did!