Peter Yarrow

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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.

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Peter Yarrow Quick Info

Full NamePeter Yarrow
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthMay 31, 1938
Place Of BirthManhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Height1.75 m
ProfessionSinger
EducationCornell University, The High School of Music & Art
NationalityAmerican
SpouseMary Beth McCarthy (m. 1969–1981)
ChildrenBethany Yarrow, Christopher Yarrow
ParentsBernard Yarrow, Vera Yarrow Wisebrode
NicknamesYarrow, Peter , Peter , Peter Paul and Mary
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Peter-Yarrow-108853586257
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/peteryarrowppm
MySpacehttp://www.myspace.com/peterbethanyandrufus
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0946534/
Allmusichttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/peter-yarrow-mn0000328649
Music GroupsPeter, Paul and Mary
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation
MoviesPhil 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

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Good Morning, Vietnam1987writer: “Puff The Magic Dragon”Soundtrack
Volunteers1985writer: “Puff the Magic Dragon”Soundtrack
Mocedades: 15 años de música1984TV Movie writer: “La guerra cruel”Soundtrack
Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody1982TV Short performer: “Puff the Magic Dragon” / writer: “Puff the Magic Dragon”, “Never Was A Feather”, “Follow Your Own Star”Soundtrack
American Pop1981writer: “This Train”Soundtrack
Airplane!1980“River of Jordan”Soundtrack
Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies1979TV 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 Dragon1978TV Short performer: “Puff the Magic Dragon” / writer: “Puff the Magic Dragon”, “The Boat Song”, “Weave Me the Sunshine”Soundtrack
Top of the Pops1977TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
You Are What You Eat1968Documentary 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 Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Home & Family2013TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
No me la puc treure del cap2010TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Mad Men2008TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
American Masters2005TV Series documentary performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Meet the Fockers2004writer: “Puff the Magic Dragon”Soundtrack
Meet the Parents2000writer: “Puff the Magic Dragon”Soundtrack
Mystery Science Theater 30001992-1994TV Series writer – 5 episodesSoundtrack
Saved by the Bell1991TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Golden Girls1989TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Concert for Newtown2013TV Movie concert producer / producerProducer
Peter, Bethany & Rufus: Spirit of Woodstock2008TV Movie producerProducer
Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody1982TV Short producerProducer
Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies1979TV Movie producerProducer
Puff the Magic Dragon1978TV Short producerProducer
You Are What You Eat1968Documentary producerProducer
Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody1982TV ShortComposer
The Willmar 81981DocumentaryComposer
Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies1979TV MovieComposer
Puff the Magic Dragon1978TV ShortComposer
While We’re Young2014Ira MandelstamActor
Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of the Living Lies1979TV MovieFather (voice)Actor
Puff the Magic Dragon1978TV ShortFather (voice)Actor
Torn Between Two Lovers1979TV Movie composer: song “Torn Between Two Lovers”Music Department
You Are What You Eat1968Documentary musical directorMusic Department
Colored Frames2007Documentary project advisorMiscellaneous
Wearpersonal thanks post-productionThanks
The Misunderstood Epidemic: Depression2010Documentary special thanksThanks
No Child Left Behind2005Documentary special thanksThanks
The Resurrection of Victor Jara2015DocumentaryHimselfSelf
50 Years with Peter Paul and Mary2014TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Tavis Smiley2010-2014TV SeriesHimself – Guest / HimselfSelf
L’Chayim2014TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector2013DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The March2013TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Concert for Newtown2013TV MovieHimselfSelf
Moyers & Company2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation2012DocumentaryHimselfSelf
American Masters2005-2012TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune2010DocumentaryFriend / MusicianSelf
The Misunderstood Epidemic: Depression2010DocumentaryHimselfSelf
CBS Cares2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?2008DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Peter, Bethany & Rufus: Spirit of Woodstock2008TV MovieHimselfSelf
The Power of Their Song: The Untold Story of Latin America’s New Song Movement2008DocumentaryHimselfSelf
A Tribute to the Teachers of America2007TV MovieHimselfSelf
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival2007TV Movie documentaryHimself, Peter, Paul and MarySelf
The Kingston Trio: 50 Years of Havin’ Fun2006Video documentarySelf
Peter Yarrow: With Your Face to the Wind2006TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Isn’t This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Leventhal2004DocumentaryHimself (Peter, Paul & Mary)Self
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Peter, Paul, and Mary: Carry It on – A Musical Legacy2004TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself – IntervieweeSelf
American Roots Music2001TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The Hunger Heroes2000TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
New Passages1996TV MovieHimselfSelf
Great Performances1987-1996TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Peter, Paul and Mommy, Too1993TV MovieHimselfSelf
Peter, Paul and Mary: Reunion1991Video documentaryHimselfSelf
11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried1989TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Peter, Paul & Mary: Holiday Concert1988TV MovieHimselfSelf
In Our Hands1984DocumentaryHimselfSelf
In Concert1974TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Midnight Special1974TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Top à…1972TV SeriesHimselfSelf
New American Bandstand 19651972TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The David Frost Show1972TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Mike Walsh Show1970TV SeriesHimselfSelf
You Are What You Eat1968DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Festival1967DocumentaryHimself (as Peter)Self
The Roger Miller Show1966TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Ready, Steady, Go!1964TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Jack Benny Program1964TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Bob Hope Comedy Special1963TV SpecialHimselfSelf
What’s My Line?1963TV SeriesHimself – Mystery GuestSelf
The Mike Douglas Show1962TV SeriesHimself – VocalistSelf
Ghost World2001Himself (uncredited)Archive Footage

Peter Yarrow Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
1970GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Recording for ChildrenWon
1970GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Recording for ChildrenNominated