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Peter Yarrow Wiki Biography
Peter Yarrow was born on 31 May 1938, in Manhattan, New York City USA, of Ukranian-Jewish descent. Peter is a songwriter and singer, best known for being part of the 1960s trio, Peter, Paul and Mary. He co-wrote the hit song “Puff, the Magic Dragon”, but all of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Peter Yarrow? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. Aside from his music, he is also a political activist who has lent his support to many causes. He opposed the Vietnam War, and helped create Operation Respect. All of these achievements helped ensure the position of his wealth.
Peter attended the High School of Music in Art, matriculating as second in his class among males. He studied painting while at school, and later went to Cornell University studying a physics major, but then decided to switch, and graduated in 1969 with a degree in psychology. During his last year at Cornell, Peter started singing while part of an American Folk Literature course, discovering that he loved performing in front of an audience, and then later found other opportunities during weekends.
After graduating, Peter played for various folk clubs in New York City, and would then meet Albert Grossman while at the Newport Folk Festival. Grossman came to him with an idea to form a new group which led him to Mary Travers, who was already known for her folk singing prowess. However, she didn’t want to sing professionally so Yarrow had to convince her that their voices blended together. Mary then introduced him to Noel Paul Stookey, who would complete their trio. They rehearsed for around six months before debuting in 1961 at The Bitter End nightclub. They quickly developed a following and were given a contract by Warner Brothers. In 1962, they released their single “Lemon Tree” which was followed by their version of “If I Had a Hammer”. The song would win two Grammy Awards in the same year, so along with his colleagues, Yarrow’s net worth was established.
They then released their first, self-titles album, which would stay charted in the Top Ten for ten months, selling more than two million copies and actually being in the Top Twenty for two years. The group would then tour and record numerous albums. In 1963, they released the single “Blowin’ in the Wind” which sold 300,000 copies during the first week of its release, and would eventually sell over a million copies. In the same year, the trio appeared alongside the Reverend Martin Luther King.
A lot of the trio’s songs were written by Peter, including “Day is Done” and “Puff, the Magic Dragon”. In 1996, they earned an Emmy award nomination for their performances at the special “LifeLines Live”. Yarrow also helped co-write the Mary McGregor hit “Torn Between Two Lovers”. He helped found the New Folks Concert series, and also produced three CBS television specials based on “Puff, the Magic Dragon”. Today, Peter performs with his daughter and cellist Rufus Cappadocia. He was also part of the 2015 film “While We’re Young”. His net worth is still rising.
For his personal life, it is known that Yarrow married prominent politician Eugene McCarthy’s niece, Mary Beth McCarthy in 1969. They had two children but were divorced in 1981. He practices Judaism and according to him, it impacts his political views. He also mentions that he is a recovering alcoholic. He currently resides in Telluride, Colorado. His daughter Bethany Yarrow is a musician while his son Christopher is a visual artist.
IMDB Wikipedia $5 million 1.75 m 1938 1938-05-31 6 ft 4 in (1.95 m) Albert Grossman American Bernard Yarrow Bethany Yarrow Christopher Yarrow Cornell University Eugene McCarthy Film producer Film Score Composer Guitarist Jewish people Manhattan Mary Beth McCarthy Mary Beth McCarthy (m. 1969–1981) Mary McGregor Mary Travers May 31 Musician New York New York City Noel Paul Stookey Peter Peter Paul and Mary Peter Yarrow Peter Yarrow Net Worth Record producer Rufus Cappadocia Singer Singer-songwriter Singers Songwriter Television Producer The High School of Music & Art United States United States of America Vera Yarrow Wisebrode Yarrow
Peter Yarrow Quick Info
|Full Name||Peter Yarrow|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Date Of Birth||May 31, 1938|
|Place Of Birth||Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States|
|Education||Cornell University, The High School of Music & Art|
|Spouse||Mary Beth McCarthy (m. 1969–1981)|
|Children||Bethany Yarrow, Christopher Yarrow|
|Parents||Bernard Yarrow, Vera Yarrow Wisebrode|
|Nicknames||Yarrow, Peter , Peter , Peter Paul and Mary|
|Music Groups||Peter, Paul and Mary|
|Nominations||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation|
|Movies||Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune, Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies, Puff the Magic Dragon, You Are What You Eat, Peter, Paul & Mary: Carry It On, A Musical Legacy|
Peter Yarrow Quotes
- [on ‘The March on Washington’, August 29, 1963] We sang ‘If I Had a Hammer’. They knew it and they sang. And the moment was created not by the three of us in a performance but by a quarter of a million people, gathering together and singing with us and saying, This moment belongs to us together. That’s what singing together can do…’Joyful’ doesn’t really describe it for me. It was like the physicalization of love. It was ecstatic perhaps, but it was not giddy and silly or ‘let’s have a good time’. It was a far deeper kind of joy. It went beyond joy. It was hard to describe, but it was the antithesis of fear, and it propelled us all into another channel in our lives.
- [on the impact of ‘The March’] It changed the course of our lives. It gave us not only an internal sense of what we believed in being validated, but it gave us the sense of the community of commitment that was to change America. Not only in terms of African Americans, but to be able to say that ordinary human beings can gather together in large numbers, and if they gather together with heart and strength, they can change the course of history.
Peter Yarrow Important Facts
- Children with Mary Beth; Daughter, Bethany (b. 1971?), a documentary film maker and contemporary folk performer and son, Christopher (b. 1973?), shop owner The Monkey and the Rat at 131 N.W. Second Ave. Portland, OR.
- His wife is the niece of Democratic senator and presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy.
- He co-wrote the Mary MacGregor hit “Torn Between Two Lovers”.
- His composition “Light One Candle” has been adopted as a hymn by the Unitarian-Universalist Association, and appears in their supplemental hymnal “Singing the Journey” (Hymn # 1021).
- In 1982, he received the Allard K. Lowenstein Award (Park River Independent Democrats) for his “remarkable efforts in advancing the causes of human rights, peace and freedom.”
- Co-founder of The Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, Texas, in 1972.
- In 1965, Newsweek published an article claiming that “Puff, the Magic Dragon” was actually a song about drugs, containing secret code words: “Puff” = smoke; “lived by the sea” = C (cocaine); “mist” = smoke; “Hohna Lee” = another name for hashish; “Little Jackie Paper” = used to wrap joints. Yarrow insists to this day that the song was simply about the loss of childhood innocence, and has no drug connections whatsoever.
- Peter of the folk group Peter Paul & Mary.
Peter Yarrow Filmography
|Good Morning, Vietnam||1987||writer: “Puff The Magic Dragon”||Soundtrack|
|Volunteers||1985||writer: “Puff the Magic Dragon”||Soundtrack|
|Mocedades: 15 años de música||1984||TV Movie writer: “La guerra cruel”||Soundtrack|
|Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody||1982||TV Short performer: “Puff the Magic Dragon” / writer: “Puff the Magic Dragon”, “Never Was A Feather”, “Follow Your Own Star”||Soundtrack|
|American Pop||1981||writer: “This Train”||Soundtrack|
|Airplane!||1980||“River of Jordan”||Soundtrack|
|Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies||1979||TV Movie performer: “Puff the Magic Dragon” / writer: “Puff the Magic Dragon”, “Part of All the Wonderment”, “The Walls Come A-Tumbling Town”||Soundtrack|
|Puff the Magic Dragon||1978||TV Short performer: “Puff the Magic Dragon” / writer: “Puff the Magic Dragon”, “The Boat Song”, “Weave Me the Sunshine”||Soundtrack|
|Top of the Pops||1977||TV Series writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|You Are What You Eat||1968||Documentary performer: “Moments of Soft Persuasion”, “Silly Girl”, “The Wabe”, “Don’t Remind Me Now of Time” / writer: “Teenage Fair Helmet Commercial”, “Moments of Soft Persuasion”, “Silly Girl”, “You Are What You Eat”, “The Wabe”, “Don’t Remind Me Now of Time”||Soundtrack|
|The Sixties||2014||TV Mini-Series documentary writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Home & Family||2013||TV Series performer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|No me la puc treure del cap||2010||TV Series writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Mad Men||2008||TV Series writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|American Masters||2005||TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Meet the Fockers||2004||writer: “Puff the Magic Dragon”||Soundtrack|
|Meet the Parents||2000||writer: “Puff the Magic Dragon”||Soundtrack|
|Mystery Science Theater 3000||1992-1994||TV Series writer – 5 episodes||Soundtrack|
|Saved by the Bell||1991||TV Series writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|The Golden Girls||1989||TV Series writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Concert for Newtown||2013||TV Movie concert producer / producer||Producer|
|Peter, Bethany & Rufus: Spirit of Woodstock||2008||TV Movie producer||Producer|
|Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody||1982||TV Short producer||Producer|
|Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies||1979||TV Movie producer||Producer|
|Puff the Magic Dragon||1978||TV Short producer||Producer|
|You Are What You Eat||1968||Documentary producer||Producer|
|Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody||1982||TV Short||Composer|
|The Willmar 8||1981||Documentary||Composer|
|Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies||1979||TV Movie||Composer|
|Puff the Magic Dragon||1978||TV Short||Composer|
|While We’re Young||2014||Ira Mandelstam||Actor|
|Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies||1979||TV Movie||Father (voice)||Actor|
|Puff the Magic Dragon||1978||TV Short||Father (voice)||Actor|
|Torn Between Two Lovers||1979||TV Movie composer: song “Torn Between Two Lovers”||Music Department|
|You Are What You Eat||1968||Documentary musical director||Music Department|
|Colored Frames||2007||Documentary project advisor||Miscellaneous|
|Wear||personal thanks post-production||Thanks|
|The Misunderstood Epidemic: Depression||2010||Documentary special thanks||Thanks|
|No Child Left Behind||2005||Documentary special thanks||Thanks|
|The Resurrection of Victor Jara||2015||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|50 Years with Peter Paul and Mary||2014||TV Movie documentary||Himself||Self|
|Tavis Smiley||2010-2014||TV Series||Himself – Guest / Himself||Self|
|L’Chayim||2014||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector||2013||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|The March||2013||TV Movie documentary||Himself||Self|
|Concert for Newtown||2013||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|Moyers & Company||2013||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Home & Family||2013||TV Series||Himself – Guest||Self|
|Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation||2012||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|American Masters||2005-2012||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune||2010||Documentary||Friend / Musician||Self|
|The Misunderstood Epidemic: Depression||2010||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|CBS Cares||2010||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Where Have All the Flowers Gone?||2008||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|Peter, Bethany & Rufus: Spirit of Woodstock||2008||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|The Power of Their Song: The Untold Story of Latin America’s New Song Movement||2008||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|A Tribute to the Teachers of America||2007||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival||2007||TV Movie documentary||Himself, Peter, Paul and Mary||Self|
|The Kingston Trio: 50 Years of Havin’ Fun||2006||Video documentary||Self|
|Peter Yarrow: With Your Face to the Wind||2006||TV Movie documentary||Himself||Self|
|Isn’t This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Leventhal||2004||Documentary||Himself (Peter, Paul & Mary)||Self|
|Larry King Live||2004||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Peter, Paul, and Mary: Carry It on – A Musical Legacy||2004||TV Movie documentary||Himself||Self|
|Get Up, Stand Up||2003||TV Series documentary||Himself – Interviewee||Self|
|American Roots Music||2001||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|The Hunger Heroes||2000||TV Movie documentary||Himself||Self|
|New Passages||1996||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|Great Performances||1987-1996||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Rock & Roll||1995||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Peter, Paul and Mommy, Too||1993||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|Peter, Paul and Mary: Reunion||1991||Video documentary||Himself||Self|
|11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried||1989||TV Movie documentary||Himself||Self|
|Peter, Paul & Mary: Holiday Concert||1988||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|In Our Hands||1984||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|In Concert||1974||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Midnight Special||1974||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Top à…||1972||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|New American Bandstand 1965||1972||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The David Frost Show||1972||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Mike Walsh Show||1970||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|You Are What You Eat||1968||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|Festival||1967||Documentary||Himself (as Peter)||Self|
|The Roger Miller Show||1966||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Ready, Steady, Go!||1964||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Jack Benny Program||1964||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Bob Hope Comedy Special||1963||TV Special||Himself||Self|
|What’s My Line?||1963||TV Series||Himself – Mystery Guest||Self|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1962||TV Series||Himself – Vocalist||Self|
|Ghost World||2001||Himself (uncredited)||Archive Footage|
Peter Yarrow Awards
|1970||Grammy||Grammy Awards||Best Recording for Children||Won|
|1970||Grammy||Grammy Awards||Best Recording for Children||Nominated|