Peter Yarrow - Peter Of "Peter Paul And Mary". Gives An Amazing Concert Within The Interview. Talks About PP&M, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie And More!
My guest in this episode is Peter Yarrow - Peter of the iconic trio “Peter, Paul And Mary” - the folk based group that had an incredible string of hits in the 1960s and beyond, including “Puff The Magic Dragon”, “If I Had A Hammer” and “Leaving On A Jet Plane”. Peter gives an amazing live concert within the interview and we talk about the group, the ‘60s, their songs, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and so much more. A true gem!
My featured song in this episode is “To The Zoo!”. Spotify link here
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Discussion and songs in this episode:
- His recent concert with Noel Paul Stookey (Paul of PP&M)
- “Blowing In The Wind” (Live)
- PP&M’s music as life affirming
- Political and message songs; making the right choice
- How PP&M chose their songs
- Their manager, Albert Grossman
- 3 comedians in Greenwich Village: Cosby, Woody and Stookey
- Mary Travers
- “Puff The Magic Dragon” (Live)
- “Lemon Tree”
- “If I Had A Hammer”
- 1963 March On Washington
- “Blowing In The Wind” (Live)
- Bob Dylan
- 7 year hiatus
- “Like The First Time” (Live)
- “Don’t Let The Light Go Out” (Live)
- “This Land Is Your Land” - Recorded and Live
- Woody Guthrie
- “Weave Me The Sunshine” (Live)
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“All Of The Time” is Robert’s most recent single by his band Project Grand Slam. It’s a playful, whimsical love song. It’s light and airy and exudes the happiness and joy of being in love. The reviewers agree. Melody Maker gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Pure bliss…An intimate sound with abundant melodic riches!”. Pop Icon also gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Ecstasy…One of the best all-around bands working today!”. And Mob York City says simply “Excellence…A band in full command of their powers!” Watch the video here. You can stream “All Of The Time” on Spotify, Apple, Amazon or any of the other streaming platforms. And you can download it here.
“The Shakespeare Concert” is the latest album by Robert’s band, Project Grand Slam. It’s been praised by famous musicians including Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March, Joey Dee of Peppermint Twist fame, legendary guitarist Elliott Randall, and celebrated British composer Sarah Class. The music reviewers have called it “Perfection!”, “5 Stars!”, “Thrilling!”, and “A Masterpiece!”. The album can be streamed on Spotify, Apple and all the other streaming services. You can watch the Highlight Reel HERE. And you can purchase a digital download or autographed CD of the album HERE.
“The Fall Of Winter” is Robert’s single in collaboration with legendary rocker Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March and formerly with Survivor. Also featuring renowned guitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers) and keyboard ace Tony Carey (Joe Cocker/Eric Burden). “A triumph!” (The Indie Source). “Flexes Real Rock Muscle!” (Celebrity Zone). Stream it on Spotify or Apple. Watch the lyric video here. Download it here.
Robert’s “Follow Your Dream Handbook” is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. It’s a combination memoir of his unique musical journey and a step by step how-to follow and succeed at your dream. Available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
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