John Denver - 1973 - "The John Denver BBC Shows" [w/ Fat City]

[1st Show - April 29th, 1973; Guest: David Essex]
01. Starwood in Aspen
02. Flying Back to Nashville [by Fat City]
03. Leaving on a Jet Plane
04. The Grizzly Bear Song
05. One More Time [by David Essex]
06. *You're the Top
07. Dallas Rag > Deal With the Ladies [w/ John Denver in disguise]
08. *Buddy Holly Medley: That'll Be the Day > Everyday > Slippin' and Slidin' > Peggy Sue [w/ David Essex]
09. The Box
10. Jimmy Newman
11. When I'm 64

[2nd Show - May 6th, 1973; Guest: Norman "Hurricane" Smith]
12. Starwood in Aspen [snippet]
13. Rocky Mountain High
14. *Okie From Muskogee [w/ Taffy Nivert]
15. Take Me Home, Country Roads [w/ Fat City]
16. *Reynard the Fox
17. Beautiful Day, Beautiful Night [by Hurricane Smith]
18. Mother Nature's Son [w/ Fat City]
19. You're Mine for Eternity [by Fat City]
20. We Don't Live Here No More
21. *Auntie Vi's [w/ Hurricane Smith]
22. Amsterdam
23. It's a Sin to Tell a Lie

[3rd Show - May 13th, 1973; Guest: Brenda Arnau]
24. Starwood in Aspen [snippet]
25. Carolina in My Mind
26. Didn't I Try [by Fat City]
27. *Football Crazy
28. Goodbye Again [w/ Taffy Nivert]
29. *Eggs [w/ Bill Danoff & Brenda Arnau]
30. *Aba Daba Honeymoon > Talk to the Animals [w/ Fat City & Brenda Arnau]
31. Junk
32. *You've Lost That Loving Feeling [w/ Brenda Arnau]
33. Readjustment Blues
34. *Spooky Spends a Holiday

[4th Show - May 20th, 1973; Guest: Paul Williams]
35. Starwood in Aspen [snippet]
36. Follow Me
37. Down Too Long [by Fat City]
38. Zachary and Jennifer
39. The Bells of Rhymney
40. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me
41. Some Sweet Day [by Fat City]
42. Look What I Found [by Paul Williams]
43. *Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo [w/ Fat City]
44. *Magic Moments
45. *Drift Away [w/ Paul Williams]
46. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
47. *The Mermaid

[5th Show - May 27th, 1973; Guest: Lulu Kennedy-Cairns]
48. Starwood in Aspen [snippet]
49. Catch Another Butterfly
50. Spanish Pipedream [w/ Fat City]
51. I'd Rather Be a Cowboy
52. Somebody to Lean On [by Lulu]
53. *Turn, Turn, Turn
54. Tools
55. *Golden Oldies Medley: Remember Then > Hey Baby > So Fine > What's Your Name > Sh-Boom > Do You Wanna Dance? > Boys > Cathy's Clown > Alley Oop > To Know You Is to Love You > You Send Me > Will You Love Me Tomorrow? > Young Love > Maybe > Lollipop > Chantilly Lace > The Book of Love > It's All in the Game > Come Softly to Me > Silhouettes [w/ Lulu, Fat City & Pan's People]
56. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
57. *The Villain [w/ Fat City]

[6th Show - June 3rd, 1973; Guest: Donovan Leitch]
58. Starwood in Aspen
59. Saturday Night in Toledo, Ohio
60. *Barbara Allen [w/ Fat City]
61. Maria Magenta [by Donovan]
62. *Medley: Bye Bye Blackbird; Blackbird
63. *Pass It On [w/ Fat City]
64. Casey's Last Ride
65. *A Foggy Day in London Town
66. *Only the Blues [w/ Donovan]
67. Poems, Prayers and Promises [w/ Fat City]
68. Welcome to My Morning [w/ Fat City]

Band: John Denver, Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, Pan's People, 6 special guests and a full symphony orchestra conducted by Alyn Ainsworth.

Source: TV broadcast - SuperChannel.


John Denver's first own TV shows were recorded in England at the BBC in 1973. Together with his friends Fat City (Bill and Taffy Danoff), Pan's People (five British ladies who did some dances) and a different special guest each week, there were 6 episodes of the show made. Each show included dancing, acting and singing. 5 of the shows (all but the 3rd show) were re-broadcast in 1988 by SuperChannel.

There are some different versions of the setlist in this TV series on other websites. However, the other versions of the setlist would all have a few song titles wrong. I'm trying to be as accurate as possible regarding song titles, but there are still some songs I know nothing about. Please tell me if you have any correction for the song titles.