Honorees Paul Stookey, Mary Travers and Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary arrive at the 2006 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York in this file photo from June 15, 2006. Travers, a member of Peter, Paul and Mary trio that played a prominent role in the 1960's folk music revival and helped popularize the work of such artists as Bob Dylan, has died on September 16, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/Files

Mary Travers, who was part of the band Peter, Paul and Mary who were famous in the sixties Greenwich Village folk scene died Wednesday at Connecticut hospital after battling leukemia for several years.

In 2006 the singer described her health as fabulous after undergoing a bone marrow transplant her condition however deteriorated this year leaving her unable to perform. She was 72.

She was best known as the blond with the bangs who commanded the middle microphone with Peter, Paul and Mary, a trio that brought folk music from coffeehouses to top-40 radio.

The trio's hits include Blowin' in the Wind, If I Had a Hammer and Where Have All the Flowers Gone?