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John Denver: Rocky Mountain High

Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 27 October 1972

THERE HE IS on the screen of your color TV: blond, bespectacled, and peach-faced – the sight of him makes you want to adjust the hue, because John Denver's flesh tone is just a shade too flesh-toned, he's the balladeer for the masses, sweet-voiced, ingenuous, and completely devoid of human characteristics.

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