$70.00 VIP Ticket
includes Post-Show Meet & Greet
From his life in Greenwich Village in the 1960’s, his connections to Bob Dylan & Pete Seeger and his career as part of the trio Peter, Paul & Mary, Peter Yarrow shares a part of American history heavily influenced by music. He creates community within his audiences through his reflections in both words and music.
Yarrow intended to pursue a career in psychology, but quickly became involved in the Greenwich Village music scene. Although he knew Mary Travers and (Noel) Paul Stookey, they didn't begin singing as a group until manager Albert Grossman pieced the trio together, seeing that they could be commercially successful.
Peter, Paul and Mary played their first show at Greenwich Village's Bitter End, and their first album was released by Warner Brothers Records in 1962. The following year, Yarrow wrote "Puff the Magic Dragon," which was based on a poem written in 1959 by Leonard Lipton, a friend of Yarrow's from Cornell. The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard 100 chart.