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Peter Yarrow rocks - in a good way

Published on: December 30, 2013

I spent an amazing hour-and-a-half listening to Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary) at the Seattle Public Library tonight.He gave a concert - free - and signed his books.

While the audience was heavily populated by baby boomers, somehow Yarrow has managed to transcend the generations. I'm pretty sure I spotted three generations in every row.

My row included. I took my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters along to see and hear this iconic folk singer, whose career has spanned five decades.

He played to all the children, involving them in his stories and songs. Sure enough, every one of them seemed to know the lyrics to "Going to the Zoo" and "Puff the Magic Dragon." He spoke of love, peace and compassion...themes that never get old.

The kids loved it. But not nearly as much as those peace-sign-flashing grown-ups in the crowd, the ones reliving the days when music seemed purer, easier and a lot more meaningful. Just sayin.'

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