Peter, Paul & Mary

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1987 (The 1988 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2023 (ranked #221) .


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If I Had A Hammer (1962)
Puff (The Magic Dragon) (1963)
Blowin' In The Wind (1963)
Leaving On A Jet Plane (1967)

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Will Peter, Paul & Mary be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 01.30.08 @ 11:49am


All I can say is Wow.

Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 01.30.08 @ 17:07pm


Loved their harmonies. Mary Travers is from Louisville. 'Leaving on a jet Plane' is a great song, IMO.

Probably don't have the amount of killer material to get in.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 08.11.08 @ 09:05am


I agree Peter Paul and mary should be in the Rock Hall of Fame..!!

Posted by Dennis on Monday, 08.11.08 @ 12:05pm


If these folkies are to make it into the Hall Of Fame they will need the help of Puff The Magic Dragon.

Posted by joker on Monday, 08.11.08 @ 21:46pm




Loved their harmonies. Mary Travers is from Louisville. 'Leaving on a jet Plane' is a great song, IMO.

Probably don't have the amount of killer material to get in.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 08.11.08 @ 09:05am




Well Paul It was PPM that had the First hit for Dylan and were one of the first with a political message.. of FREEDOM and LOVE ... Early Mama and Papas etc.. They had plenty of Killer material in their day...Blowin in the Wind ,If I had a Hammer,Lemon Tree, Puff the Magic Dragon ,I dig Rock and Roll Music ,Leaving on a Jet Plane ...Endless messages of FREEDOM ..
Their impact can be felt from Cohen, Dylan,Collins, U2 , Donavon, and on and on....They were Beatnik and Hippie.. They are FOLK...
You are Kidding right...?

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 08.12.08 @ 00:41am


mrxyz commented: 'Well Paul It was PPM that had the First hit for Dylan and were one of the first with a political message.. of FREEDOM and LOVE ... Early Mama and Papas etc.. They had plenty of Killer material in their day...Blowin in the Wind ,If I had a Hammer,Lemon Tree, Puff the Magic Dragon ,I dig Rock and Roll Music ,Leaving on a Jet Plane ...Endless messages of FREEDOM ..
Their impact can be felt from Cohen, Dylan,Collins, U2 , Donavon, and on and on....They were Beatnik and Hippie.. They are FOLK...
You are Kidding right...?'

I'm not kidding about them not having enough great material to make the Hall. You listed 6 songs & I don't count Blowing in the Wind (as it is Bob's). They certainly have much more chance than The Cowsills or Wierd Al Yankovic or The Kingsmen, but the bar is high & if the powers-that-be thought they merited it, you'd think they'd have been inducted by now.

I still love their harmonies :-)

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 08.12.08 @ 09:08am


I'm not kidding about them not having enough great material to make the Hall. You listed 6 songs & I don't count Blowing in the Wind (as it is Bob's). They certainly have much more chance than The Cowsills or Wierd Al Yankovic or The Kingsmen, but the bar is high & if the powers-that-be thought they merited it, you'd think they'd have been inducted by now.

I still love their harmonies :-) Thai all to is funny.. It very well could have been Dylan Who ??with out Peter Paul and Mary they covered his tune "Blowin in the Wind" before he was a recording act.. Also That would be like saying the Birds do pnot have enough material because they Did Mr Tambronie Man" or the Ventures because they did "Walk Don't Run"..
PPM were really one of if not the the first Big Global / National act to send a politcal message we still hear ring in the hall ways of rock From :Dylan , Beatles to Maddonna...
They the the Kingston Trio were and are the mainstream foundation of FOLK / and Folk Rock...!!!
As far as the Kingsman go that is a no brainner LOUIE LOUIE /Kingsman should be Hall of Fame band .. As far as I can hear..!! One of the first Seattle sounds, them an the Ventures and the"Fabulous Whailers " {Tall Cool one}..
!


Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 08.13.08 @ 11:39am


mrxyz, I thought Dylan wrote 'Blowing in the Wind' (know he sang it). If he didn't write it, then that invalidates my comment vis a vis it being 'Bob's song'.

I would like to see PPM in the Hall, but I'm not counting on it.

As for The Kingsmen, you are living in locoland (IMO) if you think they deserve to be inducted.

Maybe the Hall should be able to induct a song, apart from the band? This could apply to many other one-hit wonders (Golden Earring would be another example) that don't have the catalog to merit induction, but do have one or two totally killer songs.

Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 08.13.08 @ 13:56pm


for The Kingsmen, you are living in locoland (IMO) if you think they deserve to be inducted.

Maybe the Hall should be able to induct a song, apart from the band? This could apply to many other one-hit wonders (Golden Earring would be another example) that don't have the catalog to merit induction, but do have one or two totally killer songs

LoL the Kingsmen are/were hot with out LOUIE LOUIE ..!! {they gots feel}
LOUIE LOUIE was not written by the Kingsmen.. They just played it right.. A true real rock standard no doubt!!!
Get real,, As Mick Jagger once said "it is the singer not the song" in this case it is the band..

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 08.13.08 @ 14:41pm


Peter Paul and Mary
They are the birth of Folk Rock before Dylan.
Why they are not in is anybodys guess!

Posted by Mswoman on Saturday, 08.30.08 @ 23:26pm


I love their harmonies! Peter, Paul, and Mary should be in the Hall of Fame!

Posted by Julie on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 22:18pm


I love their harmonies! Peter, Paul, and Mary should be in the Hall of Fame!

Posted by Julie on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 22:18pm


i agree

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 22:19pm


YES 2010

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 01.25.09 @ 12:26pm


Not having Peter,Paul and Mary in.. Is like not having Dylan in...

Posted by mrzyx on Thursday, 03.5.09 @ 21:46pm


No it's not.

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 03.6.09 @ 09:20am


No it's not.

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 03.6.09 @ 09:20am

Sure it is They did his first big Hit "Blowing in the Wind" They and a few other "FOLK" bands put their Music {FOLFK}in the top 40ty etc etc.. and They can SING and Dylan well I love him but PPM sing better LOL.. Before the" Mama's
and Papa's" we PPM...
They made politcal music a thing to hear.. !
From Dylan ,Beatles to U2.. PPM and the Kingston Trio were the beginng


Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 03.6.09 @ 11:26am


Still have no idea why they are not in..
I would think before the Mama's
and Papa's they would be in...? I guess since Pete was in they felt no need .. Still strange...?

Posted by mrxta on Monday, 03.23.09 @ 22:01pm


What do you mean Pete is in? Who else did Pete record with besides Peter, Paul and Mary?

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 03.24.09 @ 08:08am


Pete Seeger! Got it!

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 03.24.09 @ 08:34am


They should of been in years ago.. Maybe this year... Before Dylan Mama and Papas before so many they brought awarness to things !Also they can sing and play MUSIC !


PLEASE YES!

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 08.6.09 @ 20:23pm


Let us all think good thoughts for MARY {SMILE}



Get well and start singing again SOON!!!!

IT IS ALL LOVE

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 08.10.09 @ 22:27pm


RIP Mary Travers. The first woman to make folk singing sound sexy. Rest well. Your amazing voice will not be forgotten.

Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 09.16.09 @ 21:14pm


RIP Mary Travers

Posted by akeem on Wednesday, 09.16.09 @ 22:58pm


No! This is just too disappointing! R.I.P. Mary Travers - what a voice. Again, the hall really flubbed with this one.

Posted by Steve Z on Wednesday, 09.16.09 @ 23:26pm


R.I.P. Mary Travers...that's a long time to be putting out some pretty good folk music...

Thank You!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 09.17.09 @ 06:17am


To me with out a doubt they should be in...If Cohen ,Dylan ,Mama's and Papas... are in this is a no brainer....

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.29.09 @ 20:16pm


only 264 votes ..? Wow..!!!! years ago YES

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 02.9.10 @ 23:05pm


They have FAR worse acts in the hall...Abba and Madonna come to mind. Come on Hall, put in these LEGENDS!

Posted by suebee on Friday, 06.11.10 @ 20:57pm


only 264 votes ..? Wow..!!!! years ago YES

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 02.9.10 @ 23:05pm
Gosh just think They now have 322 vote in That is a whopping 58 votes lol Gee I wonder how many SRV or Coven have had in 6 months? Hate to say it but PP&M are more important than Most groups..!
All you need is EARS

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 06.26.10 @ 15:00pm


PP&M were actually a very good trio who made folk music, both traditional and contemporary, available over the airwaves . . . they were the ones who brought the music of Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan to much wider audiences than the originals, and they did a lot of their own music as well . . . Mary's voice will be missed, as will the harmonies with Peter and Noel . . . they should most definitely be in the Hall . ..

Posted by Michael on Tuesday, 02.15.11 @ 23:33pm


Peter, Paul and Mary
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Earth, Wind and Fire

Posted by Roy on Friday, 06.3.11 @ 08:12am


Peter, Paul and Mary
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Earth, Wind and Fire
Crosby, Stills and Nash

Posted by Roy on Friday, 06.3.11 @ 08:24am


How come Leaving On A Jet Plane and their self titled album isn't on this page?

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 11.3.12 @ 17:48pm


Hard to believe Peter Paul & Mary are not in RRHOF yet. Seems like the type of group RRHOF puts in. Leavin on a Jet Plane & Puff The Magic Dragon are Classic songs. Hoping they get inducted in 2015. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 05.28.14 @ 18:52pm


FRL- Please add "Leaving On A Jet Plane" by Peter Paul and Mary to the Essential Songs portion of this page as it was voted into the Song Project quite a while ago.

Posted by Tom H. on Monday, 10.27.14 @ 13:27pm


If I Had A Hammer

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.27.14 @ 13:54pm


P P and M in the rnr hall of fame?..what a joke.No disrespect to them,but they are as far away from a rnr vibe as possible.Hell they don't even have a drummer,electric guitars. or rocknroll songs.You might as well have Joan Baez in there.To say they are folk rock is ridiculous..Dylan help popularize folk rock when he plugged in..P P and M never plugged in..and I am sure that the remaining members of PP and M..would be the first to agree that they are light years from being a rocknroll act.

Posted by henri on Monday, 11.10.14 @ 13:35pm


Agree with you on Peter, Paul, & Mary mrxyz. I think they were very influential to later artists and their voices blended together making timeless songs. I'm always amazed how they delivered time and again just good voices and acoustic guitar. Blowin In The Wind & Leaving On A Jet Plane just a few Classics. I would vote PPM in RRHOF. Folk Music legends. KING

Posted by KING on Sunday, 05.10.15 @ 02:21am


I'm curious why Peter, Paul & Mary and more of the Folk artists like Ochs, Joan Baez, etc. haven't been inducted. There has been some support for PPM as their timeless songs appear throughout pop culture. Hoping they are nominated this year and inducted soon. Playing some If I Had A Hammer right now. KING

Posted by KING on Sunday, 06.14.15 @ 23:11pm


Across all the categories, KING, the Rock Hall has been much more irregular and inconsistent with tipping their hat to the folk infused side of rock. That may be the fault of the folk crowd too. Folks felt betrayed when Dylan plugged in, remember? So artists such as Peter, Paul, And Mary, and Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, and perhaps most so the Kingston Trio, would be very reticent to accept any accolade from the Rock Hall, and might even ask the voters to not vote for them.

All that said, I'm definitely a big Yes on Peter, Paul, And Mary and the Kingston Trio, and a maybe on Baez and Ochs.

Posted by Philip on Sunday, 06.14.15 @ 23:18pm


This reminds me a bit of Tom Lehrer's old joke that a folk musician is someone who thinks singing 50 verses of "On Top of Old Smoky" twice as fun as singing 25.

I'm also a big 'yes' for PP&M, in fact they are the only group I'm really enthusiastic about in my nominee predictions this year. The purest attitude definitely hurts them (I think Yarrow tried to physically unplug Dylan's guitar at Newport, depending on who you believe), but they helped to popularize Dylan, inspired most folk-rock acts, and were the opening act for the March on Washington, I think that alone is a compelling case, but let me add this:

Way back in 2006, I was in South Dakota, attending a PP&M concert to celebrate the opening of the George McGovern Library at the town of Mitchell's Corn Palace. (Its exterior is actually decorated in mosaics made out of corn from that year's harvest.) Mary Travers was going through treatment for cancer, and sat down thru the concert, in obvious pain-- until the encore, "If I Had a Hammer." Summoning what strength she could, she winced as she used her cane to stand up for that last song and finished it on her feet. As strange as it may seem, I think that was, in its way, the most badass moment I've seen in a rock and roll concert I've attended.

Posted by PopeCharming on Monday, 06.15.15 @ 03:17am


Have to agree with PopeCharming on Peter Paul & Mary and their future induction. Their link to Bob Dylan and making hits of his songs I thought would push them over the top.
As a person who sang Soprano in choir as a young King and owning low Tenor range or higher, I can appreciate PPM lush vocal melodies and incredible talent. I'm still amazed 3 musicians can make that good of music with a few acoustic guitars. For those in search of woman candidates to induct, Mary Travers fits the bill. She sang in PPM close to 50 years.
I've always been impressed with the Folk Music artists of the 60's. PPM was on the ground floor of this unique music and deserve RRHOF induction. KING

Posted by KING on Monday, 08.17.15 @ 16:40pm


Bpb Dylan wants them inducted!

Posted by Roy on Monday, 04.25.16 @ 22:05pm


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