Thursday, 17 September 2009

John Denver

So - John Denver --

what springs to mind when you hear his name?

Honestly, I'm interested in knowing. He's no Marlene or Edith, but I've been asked to write a script on him.

I have a few ideas, but always interested in other people's views ...

John Denver - Drama

Is it possible?


Kate Pullinger said...

Hi Sarah. I grew up in Canada and when I was a kid he was ubiquitous on tv, and 'Leaving on a Jetplane' was one of those songs that was constantly on the radio. I never really liked his down-home image much. However, when he died, and I heard 'Leaving...' on the radio, I felt sad... and realised that that song is one of those pop classics that is actually pretty brilliant, like Gordon Lightfoot's 'If You Could Read My Mind', Glen Campbell's 'Witchita Lineman', and Barry Manilow's 'Mandy'.

Still, I was very relieved when Punk came along.

Elizabeth M Rimmer said...

My mother-in-law's kitchen. She had a large family (6 if she wasn't importing people which she usually was), and everyone had to help with the cooking. And while we peeled vegetables and whipped meringues and fell over the cats, John Denver was playing in the background - Rocky Mountain High, Follow Me, Sunshine on my Shoulder. So now his songs just sound like family.

Aiyana said...

Hi Sarah,

I have lots of information about John Denver. Is there anything in particular you'd like to know?

For now I just want to say that he was a very special person and ahead of his time.