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Noel Paul Stookey

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Noel Paul Stookey is most beneficial referred to as one-third from the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Stookey well balanced his involvement using the trio with myriad actions as a single vocalist/songwriter, record manufacturer, and politics and religious activist, and he provides remained energetic with such efforts following the loss of life of PP&M’s Mary Travers in Sept 2009. Stookey’s first inspiration originated from the rock and roll & roll from the ’50s, and he performed guitar with many teenage rock and roll rings. His witty character made him well-known being a standup comic and he proved helpful as an MC in nightclubs while participating in Michigan State School. Although he briefly moved to Pa pursuing his graduation, he shortly continued to New York hoping to become an entertainer. Helping his family members by working throughout the day at a chemical substance factory, Stookey continuing to MC displays in Greenwich Community night clubs. On Sundays, he spent hours playing electric guitar and performing during casual folk music jam periods in Washington Square Recreation area. A turning stage emerged when Stookey was asked, alongside Peter Yarrow and his upstairs neighbor Travers, to become listed on a folksinging trio that had been shaped by Albert Grossman (supervisor of Yarrow and, afterwards, of Bob Dylan) and record manufacturer Milt Okun. Performing their debut concert on the Bitter Result in NY, Peter, Paul and Mary embarked on ten years of non-stop touring and documenting. Mostly of the commercially effective folk works, PP&M documented eight million-selling albums, including their self-titled debut record, which reached the very best of the graphs and continued to be in the very best 20 for just two years. Furthermore to performing many of Stookey’s compositions, PP&M helped to bring in and popularize the tracks of Dylan, Tom Paxton, Gordon Lightfoot, and John Denver. The trio continued to be politically involved aswell, executing at civil privileges rallies with Dr. Martin Luther Ruler in Birmingham, Alabama and Washington, D.C. with numerous anti-Vietnam Battle presentations, fundraisers, and teach-ins. In 1968, Stookey underwent a spiritual change and became a born-again Christian. 2 yrs later, following the release of the greatest-hits album, A DECADE Jointly, the trio disbanded, with each member heading on to go after single tasks. Stookey’s debut single record, Paul And…, included “THE MARRIAGE Song (THERE’S Like),” and was probably the most effective of his single efforts. “THE MARRIAGE Song,” created for Peter Yarrow’s relationship to Marybeth McCarthy, the niece of senator and onetime presidential applicant Eugene McCarthy, has turned into a nuptial classic. Shifting with his family members to South Blue Hill, Maine in 1973, Stookey opened up a recording studio room and launched an archive label, Neworld. One of the albums that he created and released had been the very first two albums by Maine-based vocalist/songwriter David Mallet. Stookey didn’t collaborate once again with Yarrow or Travers until 1978 once the trio reunited for an advantage concert, Survival Weekend, that Yarrow structured and created in the Hollywood Dish. Their overall performance was so motivating that they decided to continue their collaboration. In the next three years, Peter, Paul and Mary well balanced their single professions with trio recordings and almost 50 concerts every year, until Travers’ 2009 moving due to problems of chemotherapy treatment for leukemia. Stookey’s track “Un Salvador,” influenced by way of a PP&M tour of Central America, premiered as an individual in 1985. His tune “For the Like of EVERYTHING” was documented with Emmylou Harris and included on the 1996 PP&M recording Lifelines. Furthermore to his occupied musical profession, Stookey going up a media organization that specialised in children’s software applications, tv shows, and music, and — within the pre-Internet period — offered as systems operator for any Maine-based pc bulletin board operate by Celestat.

Quick Facts


Full Name Noel Paul Stookey
Profession Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer
Education Michigan State University
Nationality American
Spouse Elizabeth "Betty"
Music Groups Peter, Paul and Mary
Music Songs Puff, Wedding Song, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, Lemon Tree, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Gilgarra Mountain, 500 Miles, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Oh, Rock My Soul, There Is a Ship, Light One Candle, I Dig Rock and Roll Music, Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Cruel War, The Marvelous Toy, Children Go Where I Send Thee, Blowin' in the Wind, Stewball, Kumbaya, Gone the Rainbow, A'soalin', Jane, Jane, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, This Land Is Your Land, Weave Me the Sunshine, The Times They Are A-Changin', Tall Pine Trees, For Lovin' Me, Monday Morning, Hush-A-Bye, The Great Manadalla
Albums A Song Will Rise, In the Wind, See What Tomorrow Brings, Peter, Paul and Mary, In Concert, Album 1700, Moving, The Peter, Paul and Mary Album, Late Again, Peter, Paul and Mommy, The Best of Peter, Paul and Mary: Ten Years Together, Peter, Paul & Mommy, Too, Carry It On, Songs of Conscience and Concern, Paul and, One & Many, At Home: The Maine Tour, Band & Bodyworks, Real To Reel, Something New And Fresh, One Voice and One Guitar, A Holiday Celebration With The New York Choral Society, Circuit Rider, Cue the Moon, In Love Beyond Our Lives, One Night Stand, Capricious Bird, Facets, The Very Best of Peter, Paul and Mary, Album, Njanapazham
Movies Peter, Paul & Mary: Carry It On, A Musical Legacy, Norman Normal, Jon Imber's Left Hand


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#Fact
1 Living outside of Blue Hill, Maine. [August 2008]
2 Graduated from Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan, and returned there to act as keynote speaker at the class of 1972 graduation.
3 Paul of the folk group Peter Paul & Mary.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love the Coopers 2015 writer: "A Soalin'" aka "Soul Cake" - as Noel Paul Stookey
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mad Men 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Megumi 2008/I Short performer: "A Song for Megumi" / writer: "A Song for Megumi"
About Schmidt 2002 writer: "Wedding Song There Is Love" 1967 - as Noel Paul Stookey
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wonder Years TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
Tiny Toon Adventures 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mocedades: 15 años de música 1984 TV Movie writer: "La guerra cruel"
American Pop 1981 writer: "This Train" - as Paul Stookey
A Christmas Gift 1980 Short performer: "Christmas Dinner" - as Paul Stocky / writer: "Christmas Dinner" - as Paul Stocky
Norman Normal 1968 Short "Norman Normal Theme"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Light, Many Candles 2015 Video
Imber's Left Hand 2014 Documentary as Noel Paul Stookey
Jenny Is a Good Thing 1969 Documentary short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock N' Roll Stories 2014 TV Series
Norman Normal 1968 Short Norman's Boss / Norman's Father / Drunk Businessman / ... (voice)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Norman Normal 1968 Short story

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Norman Normal 1968 Short producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Stringybark Massacre 1968 Short funding - as Paul Stookey

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Light, Many Candles 2015 Video Himself
50 Years with Peter Paul and Mary 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2010-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector 2013 Documentary Himself
The Power of Their Song: The Untold Story of Latin America's New Song Movement 2008 Documentary Himself
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself, Peter, Paul and Mary
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song 2007 Documentary Himself
Isn't This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Leventhal 2004 Documentary Himself (Peter, Paul & Mary)
Larry King Live 2004 TV Series Himself
Peter, Paul, and Mary: Carry It on - A Musical Legacy 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
New Passages 1996 TV Movie Himself
Great Performances 1996 TV Series Himself
Peter, Paul and Mommy, Too 1993 TV Movie Himself
Peter, Paul and Mary: Reunion 1991 Video documentary Himself
A Place Called Home 1991 Video documentary Himself
11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Paul Stookey)
Peter, Paul & Mary: Holiday Concert 1988 TV Movie Himself
In Our Hands 1984 Documentary Himself
The Mike Walsh Show 1970 TV Series Himself
You Are What You Eat 1968 Documentary Himself (as Paul Stookey)
The World Premiere of 'Finian's Rainbow' 1968 Short Himself (as Paul Stookey)
Festival 1967 Documentary Himself (as Paul)
The Andy Williams Show 1966 TV Series Himself
The Roger Miller Show 1966 TV Series Himself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1964 TV Series Himself
The Jack Benny Program 1964 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope Comedy Special 1963 TV Special Himself
What's My Line? 1963 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
The Mike Douglas Show 1962 TV Series Himself - Vocalist

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1970 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children · Milton Okun (produced by)
· Peter Yarrow (performed by)
· Mary Allin Travers (performed by)


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