101 # 1 Song of the Day – 3-31-14

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The 101 Number One Song of the Day was supposed to be a sad song but it didn’t turn out that way at all.  The writer, who was born in Roswell, just couldn’t help himself. 

Henry John Deutschendorf was feeling so down when he sat down to write the song you’re about to hear that he wanted to write a “feeling –blue” song.  But what came out was the kind of thing he became famous for – chronicling the positive side of existence even though, as an Air Force brat, he constantly moved from place to place and was a pretty lonely kid.  For a time, he studied architecture at Texas Tech but mostly he played the guitar, which was with him constantly from the time he was eight years old.  He dropped out in the middle of his junior year and dedicated the rest of his life to music.  And on March 31, 1974 he owned the number one song in America.  By that time he dropped his first name – Henry – and renamed himself after his favorite city – Here’s John Denver (Sunshine on my shoulder)