The 101 number one song of the day was the first number one for a trio that was one of the most influential of the sixties. As the decade came to close, it would also be their last single.
The three met in Greenwich Village in New York City. One was a former psychology major at Cornell, another was a stand up comedian and the third was a blond who had once been a backup singer for Pete Seeger. The song that would take them to the charts was written by another blond – a young songwriter named John Duchendorf who renamed himself after his favorite city – Denver – it rose to number one on December 20, 1969 for Peter, Paul, and Mary.