Talent like Mama Cass’s and John Denver’s is rare. Singing in harmony is seldom used today when music is computer generated.
In 1972, troubadour John Denver and Mama Cass were televised singing the hit folk song, ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane,” and encouraging viewers to vote.
They vocalized in harmony on the classic folk tune, “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” The only music was provided by John Denver playing the guitar.
They appeared on the hit television show, ‘The Midnight Special,’ and talked about the importance of the viewers voting. The show was watched by millions.
Unlike current musicians, Elliott and Denver sang their song without electronic enhancement, making their duet sound pure and simple. Their voices blended beautifully in harmony.
Both Cass Elliott and John Denver died while they were young. Cass Elliott was 32 when she died. John Denver died in a plane crash.