An Evening with John Denver by John DenverJohn Denver, born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., was an American folk singer-songwriter and folk rock musician who was one of the most popular artists of the 1970s. He recorded and released some 300 songs, about half of which he had composed, and was named Poet Laureate of Colorado in 1977.
Denvers songs were suffused with a deep and abiding love of the natural world. Songs such as Take Me Home, Country Roads (1971), Leaving on a Jet Plane, Calypso (1975), Thank God Im a Country Boy, and Rocky Mountain High (1973) are popular worldwide. Denver has been referred to as The Poet For the Planet, Mother Natures Son (based on The Beatles song he covered) and A Songs Best Friend.
John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads (Live from The Wildlife Concert)
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After dropping out of college, he traveled to New York City and began his music career. Denver was an activist for environmental causes and founded the World Hunger Project. A longtime aviator, he died in a plane crash in As a teenager, Denver received his first guitar, a Gibson acoustic, as a gift from his grandmother. He attended Texas Technological College now Texas Tech University from , but dropped out before completing his studies. In , after traveling to New York City and successfully auditioning for the Chad Mitchell Trio, he began performing with the group until Meanwhile, the folk-pop group Peter, Paul and Mary recorded a song he'd written, "Leaving on a Jet Plane," and its success gave Denver a higher profile in the music industry.
Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career with folk music groups during the late s. Denver recorded and released approximately songs, about of which he composed, with total sales of over 33 million records worldwide. Denver appeared in several films and television specials during the s and s. He continued to record in the s, also focusing on environmental issues by lending vocal support to space exploration and testifying in front of Congress in protest against censorship in music. He lived in Aspen for much of his life where he was known for his love of Colorado. In , Denver was named poet laureate of the state.
American singer and songwriter John Denver — gained international popularity in the s with pleasant, well-crafted songs, many of them extolling the beauties and the spiritual gifts of the natural world. Denver backed up his ideas with activism in later years, devoting his energies to the causes of land conservation and environmental awareness. His death in an aviation accident at age 53 shocked his numerous fans, 1, of whom turned out for a memorial service held in Aspen, Colorado, where he had lived for many years. Denver was born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. His father, nicknamed "Dutch," was a U. Air Force test pilot whose hard-drinking ways were transferred to his son. New Air Force postings took the family to various southern and southwestern states, and temporarily to Japan; Denver often clashed with his conservative father, and he once tried to run away from home.
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An internationally-loved singer and songwriter, John Denver was also a some-time actor and an active humanitarian. Throughout his career, Denver wrote and sang songs exuding the joy that he felt for life, love, and nature. His clear tenor vocals and folksy-country pop style brimmed with sincerity and optimism. A poet at heart, he was influenced by folk greats JoanBaez and Bob Dylan. He took much inspiration for his music from his love of the outdoors. He particularly loved the mountains and enjoyed camping, hiking, backpacking, and fishing.