RCA Records

John Denver’s ‘Rhymes and Reasons’ alternate album cover

An alternate cover for Rhymes and Reasons, the 1969 album by John Denver. Rhymes and Reasons was his debut solo album, and included the single 'Leaving On a Jet Plane.' The cover that was actuall used showed Denver in a fancy flora long-sleeve shirt with a rather effete white scarf tied around his collar. He looks more like a real person here, or at least a Coloradoan's idea of a real person. John Denver was born in 1943, so he turned 26 the year the album was released.

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