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?