John Denver, whose music topped the charts in the 1970s, achieved great popularity, with the songs of optimism that he wrote and performed. Perhaps one of the keys to his success was his crossover appeal. His music began with the folk revival of the 1960's (which also introduced such artists as Peter, Paul & Mary, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, and Arlo Guthrie, among others). As a singer/songwriter, Denver's music spanned musical genres that included folk, country, and pop. He found popularity among the young and the old. This week I am featuring his song, "Perhaps Love" in three different settings in celebration of what would have been his 72nd birthday on December 31st.
"Perhaps Love" was first recorded on Denver's Seasons of the Heart album (1982). The following recording of the song is a duet by Denver and Lene Siel recorded in 1996, which would have been a year before his untimely death.