Thursday, September 17, 2009

Two more deaths in the entertainment field

The deaths that come in three is what I am thinking of now after Patrick Swayze just died. Now it's Mary Travers from Peter, Paul and Mary, the folk singing group that began in the 60's with two songs that come to mind so fast, "Leaving On A Jet Plane," done by many others including being a hit for John Denver, and "Puff the Magic Dragon," and as most of their songs, showed how their voices supported some pleasing harmonies.

Mary Travers was 72 years old.
OBITUARIES- "Mary Travers dies at 72; folk singer performed with the trio Peter, Paul and Mary," By Randy Lewis, September 17, 2009.,0,1224459.story

The other death was Henry Gibson, who was a part of the "Laugh In" show of the 60's, a hit show on NBC that satirized just about everything in sight. Henry Gibson's career included more shows afterwards, but his performances were quite unique and simple.
OBITUARIES- "Henry Gibson dies at 73; original cast member of 'Laugh-In'," By Dennis McLellan, September 17, 2009.