Leaving on a Jetplanejetliner
With a jet airplane of Peter, Paul and Mary on the way
The very young John Denver, who was then a member of the Chad Mitchell Trio before starting his own solocareer in the 1970', did so. As Denver put it in 1967 during a stay at Washington Airport: "Not so much from the sense of being that way for someone, but from the desire to have someone to love."
Chad Mitchell Trio performed the track this year, as did Spanky & Our Gang and Peter, Paul and Mary. Only when the latter two years later again cover the track, it became a big success. John Denver said on one of his BBC broadcast specials: "It' s a very peculiar and unique tune for me.
For me it doesn't invoke the Boeing 707 or 747 as much as the easy leaves. Bagged up and at the front gate, cab going up early in the day, the noise of a car behind a shutting gate and the thought of leaving someone you're very interested in.
Luckily Peter, Paul and Mary took it up and made it a smash but it still hits a solitary and painful note in me because the division is still going on, though not so long and not so often today." Peter, Paul and Mary's 1969 hits came at a great moment for Denver, who had just dissolved the Chad Mitchell Trio.
The Denver became a seniors member of the group when Joe Frazier and Mike Kobluk went (Denver substituted Chad Mitchell, who was selected in a trial with about 300 singers), but had no name value. Several of his first solos were described as "John Denver, author of "Leaving On A Jet Plane"."
Well-known for this track, Denver received several clubs and TV shows, which contributed to starting his carrier as one of the best-selling performers of the 1970s. Denner asserted that he was not a productive or systematical writer - he was writing lyrics when they came to him. It was the greatest success for Peter, Paul and Mary and also their last one.
From 1962 to 1969, the threesome was represented 12x in the Top 40 and scored points with its interpretations of " " and " ....". Denver successfully took steps against New Order and claimed that the breaking of the guitars on New Order's third singles from their technical record "Run 2" was too reminiscent of "Leaving on a Jet Plane".