BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #225: “LEAVING ON A JET PLANE”- PETER, PAUL AND MARY – DECEMBER 20, 1969

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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.

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