September 1972 – Rocky Mountain High by John Denver

September 1972 – a song popular in this month – Rocky Mountain High by John Denver

Denver started writing this song during the Perseid Meteor Shower which happens every August.

Interesting facts about Rocky Mountain High & John Denver

Born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. in Roswell, New Mexico, John Denver was a 1970s music icon. His music was difficult to classify, touching Pop, Country, and Folk genres.

Although not a native, Denver proclaimed Colorado to be his favorite state and the song is an ode to the Rocky Mountain State.

Some radio stations initially banned the song, erroneously thinking it referred to marijuana.

Denver guest hosted The Tonight Show many times, hosted the Grammy Awards five times in the 1970s and 1980s, and starred in Oh, God opposite George Burns in 1977.

On October 12, 1997, Denver died when his two-seat light plane crashed off the coast of California, near Monterey Bay.

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29 thoughts on “September 1972 – Rocky Mountain High by John Denver

  1. Yay ! A song I remember 🙂 Always liked this song. Thanks for the info. 🙂
    How are you today? Hope you are holding up well and perhaps enjoyed a bit of fresh air today.
    Have a happy and relaxing day my friend. 🙂 x

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  2. I love this song and I’m a big fan. In eighth grade I sat 2nd row for a John Denver concert at red rocks amphitheater-best. concert. ever. Great post!

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