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Leaving On A Jet Plane by John Denver

Artist Biography For John Denver

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. December 31 1943 – October 12 1997 Known Professionally As John Denver Was An American Musician Singer-Songwriter Record Producer Activist Actor And Humanitarian Whose Greatest Commercial Success Was As A Solo Singer Starting In The 1970s. He Was One Of The Most Popular Acoustic Artists Of The Decade And One Of Its Best-Selling Artists. By 1974 He Was Firmly Established As America's Best Selling Performer And AllMusic Has Described Denver As "among The Most Beloved Entertainers Of His Era". Read More On Last.Fm

Frogtoon Music - Song Info: Leaving on a Jet Plane

"Leaving On A Jet Plane" Is A Song Written By John Denver In 1967 And Recorded By The Mitchell Trio That Year. The Original Title Of The Song Was "Oh Babe I Hate To Go" But Denver's Then Producer Milt Okun Convinced Him To Change The Title. Denver Wrote The Song After His Flight Was Delayed. John Denver's Version Of His Song "Leaving On A Jet Plane" Was Included On His 1969 Debut Solo Album Rhymes And Reasons. Other Artists Recorded The Song In 1967 Including Spanky & Our Gang And Peter Paul And Mary On Album 1700. It Did Not Become A Hit Until Peter Paul And Mary Released It As A Single In 1969. It Turned Out To Be Their Biggest And Final Hit Becoming Their Only #1 On The Billboard Hot 100 Chart In The United States. The Song Also Spent Three Weeks Atop The Easy Listening Chart.

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