Reader: John Denver was a Colorado treasure, and anyone who disagrees is an idiot

As an intro to a photo gallery featuring shots of John Hickenlooper and other attendees at the John Denver Colorado Hall of Fame induction concert, reviewed by Backbeat's Dave Herrera, I shared my strongly held feeling that JD's music is vomit-inducing. Unsurprisingly, there was some disagreement on that point, as evidenced by this passionate post.

CO fan writes:

Mr. Roberts, your writeup "sucks", as you say. I guess you are trying to be cute and controversial, at the expense of a great tribute to a great songwriter and conservationist who left a lasting legacy. It is too bad you post your small-minded opinion as fact, but luckily, readers can go to the Westword to read a decent story covering this momentous event.

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I am so sorry that you are such a hater of John Denver. To say is music is vomit inducing shows me how little you know his music or the man. You're missing out on something truly special. I feel sorry for you. You must have a big empty space in your soul without John and his music.


No, you had it right the first time. It IS vomit inducing.

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

If it makes you feel any better, Sami421, my wife loves John Denver's music and still fondly remembers a concert he played at Mesa College in Grand Junction. We're proof that love can conquer all -- even a disagreement about whether "Rocky Mountain High" is a good song or not. Thanks for the post.

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