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John Denver

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer/songwriter, activist, and humanitarian. After growing up in numerous locations with his military family, Denver began his music career in folk music groups in the late 1960s. His greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, spanning from 1971 to 1975. Throughout his life Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed. He performed primarily with an acoustic guitar and sang about his joy in nature, his enthusiasm for music, and relationship trials. Denver's music appeared on a variety of charts including country & western, the Billboard Hot 100, and adult contemporary, in all earning him 12 gold and 4 platinum albums with his signature songs "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Rocky Mountain High", "Annie's Song" and "Calypso". Denver further starred in films and several notable television specials in the 1970s and 1980s. In the following decades he continued to record, but also focused on calling attention to environmental issues, lent his vocal support to space exploration, and testified in front of Congress to protest censorship in music. He was an avid pilot and died while flying his personal aircraft at the age of 53. Denver was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s. His renown in the state of Colorado, which he sang about numerous times and where he lived in Aspen, influenced the governor to name him Poet Laureate of the state in 1974, and for the state legislature to adopt "Rocky Mountain High" as one of its state songs in 2007. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Denver, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 31, 1943 In Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
22
First Appeared:
In the series The Emmy Awards 1949-01-25
Latest Project:
Movie Our Nixon 2013-01-23
Known For
Poster of Aspen
Poster of Foxfire
Poster of Sinatra and Friends
Filmography
Movie Our Nixon Himself 2013-01-23
Movie Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard Himself - est Graduate (archive footage) 2006-04-27
Movie A Song's Best Friend - John Denver Remembered Himself 2005-07-05
Movie Walking Thunder John McKay 1997-01-01
Movie John Denver: The Wildlife Concert Himself 1995-06-18
Movie Aspen himself 1991-01-01
Movie Montana Christmas Skies Himself 1991-12-01
Movie The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson Himself 1990-11-21
Movie Higher Ground Jim Clayton 1988-09-04
Movie Foxfire Dillard Nations 1987-12-13
Movie The Christmas Gift George Billings 1986-12-21
Movie Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets Himself 1983-05-12
Movie John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together himself 1979-12-05
Movie Sinatra and Friends 1977-04-20
Movie Oh, God! Jerry Landers 1977-10-07
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
Series Van Dyke and Company Unknown 1976-09-20
Movie Doris Day Today Himself 1975-01-01
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-09-16
Series The Grammy Awards Unknown 1959-05-04
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series The Emmy Awards Unknown 1949-01-25