Updated 11/10/2009 09:13 AM
Memorial Held For Folk Singer Mary Travers
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Musician Mary Travers was remembered by fans and fellow performers who gathered at Riverside Church in Morningside Heights Monday night.
Travers, a folk music legend, rocketed to fame in the early 1960s as a member of the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Inside the church, her long-time collaborators Peter Yarrow and Noel "Paul" Stookey, seen above, were joined by Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Tom Paxton and many others to celebrate Travers's life.
"We dearly miss her. And this thing, death, it's like two shoes dropping," said Stookey. "The first one drops when the death occurs. The other one drops a month or two later when you face up to the fact that, yeah, she's really gone."
"Mary - never in the earlier years - fully understood how extraordinary a gift she was to people," said Yarrow.
Peter, Paul and Mary were best known for songs like "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and earned five Grammy Awards.
Travers died earlier this year at age 72 after a long battle with leukemia.