Mary Travers and the death of revolution
Alas, poor Mary, I did not know her well. She is dead of cancer at 72.
She was part of that vortex of Clapton, the Who, the Beach Boys, Woodstock, Isle of Wight, LSE, LSD and all the rest, that seriously persuaded us that Europe was ripe for revolution.
The passing of Mary is a passing of an extraordinary time of liberation and hope, and one that has not come again – and probably won’t.