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John Denver
(December 31, 1943 - October 12, 1997)

Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. , 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.

John DenverHis 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.

On October 12, 1997, Denver was killed at the age of 53 when his Experimental Rutan Long-EZ plane, aircraft registration number N555JD, crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Pacific Grove, California. Denver's ashes were scattered in the Rocky Mountains.

  • Born December 31, 1943 in Roswell, New Mexico
  • Died October 12, 1997 (aged 53) in Pacific Grove, California.

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