Tuesday, February 03, 2009

This is for you Sweetie

BUT you know I will be back… "Leaving on a Jet Plane" is a song written by John Denver in 1967 during a layover at an airport in Washington 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. 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.

More with the new camera SOON ;)

1 comment:

Willard said...

That brings back memories of my college days, when the song was a hit.

I always enjoy catching up on your blog and you have posted a lot of good material since my last visit.