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Peter, Paul & Mary return to the Orleans Showroom

Jun 17, 2002 11:56 PM

Peter, Paul and Mary return to the Orleans Showroom Friday through Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets priced at $59.95, $69.95 and $79.95 (plus tax), are available by calling (702) 365-7075.

It was almost 39 years ago that these three folk singers combined talents and made their debut at Greenwich Village’s Bitter End Coffee House. With many albums, Grammy awards and esteemed television shows behind them, they continue to embrace the family of folk music, singing new songs writeen by the "old soul" poets of today as well as traditional ballads drawn from the great folk heritage they still honor and enjoy.

The trio’s success was marked in 1962 with their debut on Warner Brothers Records. Peter, Paul and Mary brought folk music to the vast American public and to the top of the charts. As Billboard Magazine noted, "It became an instant classic. The album was in the Top 10 for ten months, remained in the Top 20 for two years, and did not drop off the Hot 100 albums charts until three and-a-half years after its release." By 1970, the trio had earned eight gold and five platinum albums.