Billboard #1 Hits: #225: “Leaving On A Jet Plane”- Peter, Paul and Mary. December 20, 1969. #1 for 1 week.
- Single: ” Leaving On A Jet Plane”- Peter, Paul and Mary
- Record Company- Warner
- Genre: Folk
- Written by John Denver
- Time: 3:27
- B-side: “The House Song”
- Album- Album 1700
- Grade: B-
- Peaked at #1 1 week in the Billboard Hot 100. #2 in UK Singles Chart and #1 in Canada.
How appropriate -when you think of Peter, Paul and Mary you think of the 1960’s- and on the next to last week of that 1960’s- Peter, Paul and Mary end the decade with their final chart single- and only #1 of their careers. Overall from 1962-69 they had 18 Hot 100 singles. The group was formed in Greenwich Village- Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey and Mary Travers. “Leaving On A Jet Plane” was written and first performed by John Denver back in 1966. You may remember the song on United Airlines commercials back in the 70’s. That’s how I first remember hearing it.