The wonderful and much missed John Denver

October 3, 2011 6:10am CST
I was poking around looking for a bit of music amongst all my bits and pieces when I came across an old 'Leaving on a jet plane' song-sheet I had bought, and played from, in the 1970s. Of course I had to listen to John again so I looked up all his amazing songs on www.youtube.com What a talent he was! I remember his entertaining TV shows that were one of the highlights of the 70s. He wrote marvellous, heartfelt, lyrics and very tuneful music, and was a highly talented musician. I miss him. He was one of my favourites, and always will be. Were you a fan?
5 responses
@louievill (16239)
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
I'm a John Denver fan too and did not believe all the criticism that he was some sort of " celluloid country boy ". It was still LP records and tapes that time and I just loved all his songs like For baby, Sunshine, I love Annie's Song, it means a lot to me, I practically love all he's songs and still sing them with my friends on guitar when we meet each other or in Videoke bars. Country Road was such a hit in the Philippines and we would literally play it over and over while travelling real long country roads in our country when I was young, oh wow it brings back those days
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4 Oct 11
I like playing his songs on my guitar too! 'Follow Me' and 'Annie's Song' are so easy to sing and play and sound really lovely on the guitar. I didn't realise he was able to play so many other instruments, even the fiddle, until I saw a clip online.
@louievill (16239)
• Philippines
4 Oct 11
That's great MG hope you can play it for me and for all of us fans, perhaps you can post your version on youtubeMy singing is good only for drinking sessions with friends LOL. Well most great and professional musicians can readily and easily shift from one instrument to another same way painters shift from oil to watercolor to pastel etc.. it's that easy for them, I saw an old clip of Karen Carpenter playing drumsand I was very surprised.
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
John Denver's "sunshine on my shoulder" really put tears in my eyes when i first heard it as his rendition was heart-felt, and since then i became a fan as his simplicity and sincerity as a person was admirable. my first guitar lesson was "leaving on a jet plane" and really played it well.
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4 Oct 11
'Leaving on a jet plane' was one of the first songs I played with my guitar too! I think I sang it better than I played it, if I remember correctly!
@savypat (20248)
• United States
3 Oct 11
John Denver was always a great favorette of mine, we lost him way to early, It's wonderful that we can still listen to his music.
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4 Oct 11
I remember how sad I felt when I heard of the crash. He did 'go' doing what he loved, and left a wonderful legacy, and I suppose that is all anyone could wish for.
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
I like his voice because it was simply amazing. Some of his songs are used repeatedly for movie sound tracks that is how people who know appreciate his true talent. I hope somebody will inherit his voice maybe his son or daughter if he has one.
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4 Oct 11
I think he has 2 daughters. I don't know whether they sing and play. You're right, he did have a truly unique and lovely voice, and what a range!
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
12 Oct 11
John Denver was a really very talented person. I liked his songs very much. Songs are unique, and his style of singing was also very unique. Yes, we can listen to some of his songs on youtube these days. He certainly was one of my favorites too.