Peter, Paul and Mary were important figures in the 1960s folk revival movement. They had a smooth pop sound, which was perfect for AM radio play at the time. They were closer to the mainstream than many of their folk contemporaries and as such introduced folk music to a vast new audience.
“Puff The Magic Dragon” of “Puff” was a song that many people associated with the drug culture. The trio always insisted it was just a simple song.
It was released during early 1963 and peaked at number two on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Hot 100.
Peter, Paul, and Mary were one of the most commercially successful folk artists of all time selling tens of millions of albums and having 20 of their singles reach the pop charts.