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Sunday, August 21, 2011

John Denver Peak?

I grew up listening to John Denver songs, so I was intrigued to see that there is a petition to name a peak 280px-Mount_Sopris
in the Rocky Mountains "John Denver Peak."  Specifically, the petition is to name the east peak of Mount Sopris, above Aspen, Colorado, rumored to be the site where he wrote "Rocky Mountain High."

  This petition has sparked a controversy between those who think that this is a perfect way to honor the artist, versus those who think that Denver's legacy as an environmentalist is overhyped, and that he did the area more harm than good by promoting it in his songs.

NPR did a piece on the controversy the other day, and if you are interested, you can sign the petition here.

If you need some inspiration, you can see John Denver perform Rocky Mountain High here, or, my personal favorite, Grandma's Feather Bed (with the Muppets) here

Tanya Marsh

 

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