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John Denver

Background information
Also known as John Deutschendorf, Henry Deutschendorf, JD
Born December 31 1943( 1943-12-31),
Roswell, New Mexico
Origin United States
Died October 12 1997 (aged 53),
Pacific Grove, California
Genre(s) Folk, Folk rock, Country, Country folk, Rock and roll, Pop folk, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer, actor, writer, poet, activist
Instrument(s) Vocals, Acoustic guitar, Piano, Electric guitar, Fiddle, Keyboard, 12-String Guitar, 8-String Guitar, Electric Acoustic Guitar
Label(s) RCA, BMG, Windstar, Delta, CMC, Sony Wonder
Website http://www.johndenver.com/

John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), 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. File links The following pages link to this file: John Denver ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New Mexico. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Pacific Grove, California city hall. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Folk song redirects here. ... 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Denver's songs were suffused with a deep and abiding kinship with the natural world. Songs such as "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Leaving on a Jet Plane", "Calypso", "Annie's Song", "Thank God I'm A Country Boy", and "Rocky Mountain High" are popular worldwide. Denver has been referred to as "The Poet For the Planet", "Mother Nature's Son" (based on The Beatles song he covered) and "A Song's Best Friend". Olivia Newton-John singles chronology What Is Life (1972) Take Me Home, Country Roads (1973) Let Me Be There (1973) Audio sample Info (help· info) Take Me Home, Country Roads is a song written by John Denver, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert, and initially recorded by John Denver. ... Leaving on a Jet Plane is a song written by John Denver in 1967 during a layover at an airport in Washington and recorded by the Mitchell Trio that year. ... John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together John Denver (December 31, 1943 _ October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and sometimes actor. ... Annies Song is a song recorded and written by singer/songwriter John Denver. ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... Rocky Mountain High is a folk-rock song written by John Denver and Mike Taylor about Colorado,and should be considered as Colorados Official state song, although lawmakers have yet to make this decision. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...

Contents

Early years

Denver was born in Roswell, New Mexico to Erma Louise Swope and Henry John Deutschendorf, Sr.,[1] an Air Force officer and flight instructor. As a typical military brat his family moved around the American Southwest and South while Denver was growing up. Nickname: Location in the state of New Mexico. ... “The U.S. Air Force” redirects here. ... A flight instructor is a person who teaches others to fly aircraft. ... A military brat (also known as a brat, base brat, army brat, navy brat/junior, marine brat, or air force brat) is a person whose parent or parents served full-time in the armed forces during the persons childhood. ... The Southwest region of the United States is drier than the adjoining Midwest in weather; the population is less dense and, with strong Spanish-American and Native American components, more ethnically varied than neighboring areas. ... Historic Southern United States. ...


Denver was a Christian in his early life, reared Presbyterian, and converted to Lutheranism, but he often said he shared many beliefs with Zen Buddhists and certain Yoga Spiritual Masters. He also felt he had a connection with the indigenous people of North America. In his memoirs, Denver cited that as a child he had some troubles at home, mostly with his father. For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Presbyterianism is a tradition shared by a large number of Christian denominations which is most prevalent within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity. ... Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity that identifies with the teachings of the sixteenth-century German reformer Martin Luther. ... A woodblock print by Yoshitoshi, (Japan, 1887) depicting Bodhidharma the founder of Chinese Zen. ...

By far Denver's most folk album, Rhymes and Reasons would open up his life long solo career.

At the age of 12, he received a 1910 Gibson f-hole acoustic jazz guitar from his grandmother, and polished his skills enough to be able to perform at local clubs by the time he was in college. He adopted the surname 'Denver', for the capital of his favorite state, after Randy Sparks suggested that 'Deutschendorf' wouldn't fit comfortably on a marquee. He dropped out of the School of Engineering (Architecture) at Texas Tech University in Lubbock in 1964, and moved to Los Angeles, California. Denver sang in the smoky underground folk clubs in Los Angeles, and in 1965 joined the Chad Mitchell Trio, a folk group later renamed "The Mitchell Trio" and then "Denver, Boise, and Johnson". Image File history File links Rhymesandreasons. ... Image File history File links Rhymesandreasons. ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... The Gibson Guitar Corporation, of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is one of the worlds best-known manufacturers of acoustic and electric guitars. ... Texas Tech University redirects here. ... “Lubbock” redirects here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Chad Mitchell Trio was a popular folk music group during the 1960s. ...


In 1969, he abandoned the band life to pursue a solo career, and released his first album for RCA Records, Rhymes and Reasons. It was not a huge hit, but it contained "Leaving On A Jet Plane", which became a number one hit for Peter, Paul and Mary that same year. He recorded two more albums in 1970, Whose Garden Was This? and Take Me to Tomorrow. Although these albums were not as successful as those that followed, they would all be certified gold by the RIAA, and later considered to be some of Denver's most revered work.
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Peak of career

Denver's next album, Poems, Prayers and Promises, released the following year, was a breakthrough for him in America, thanks in part to the single "Take Me Home, Country Roads," which went to number two. (The first pressings of the track were distorted. Its success was in part due to the machinations of his new manager, future Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub who signed Denver in 1970. Weintraub insisted on reissues of the track & began a radio-airplay campaign that began in Denver, Colorado) His career flourished from then on, and the hits came pouring in for the next four years. In 1972, Denver scored his first top ten album, with Rocky Mountain High, while its title track reached the Top Ten in 1973. In 1974, "Sunshine on My Shoulders" and "Annie's Song" both went to number one, and "Back Home Again" made it to number five. In 1975, he again had two number ones, "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" and "Calypso/I'm Sorry," and a top twenty hit, "Sweet Surrender." Key to Denver's success were his many appearances on television, which in the pre-MTV era of the 1970s, with his long blond hair, embroidered 'western' shirts, affable manner & granny glasses, made him one of the first truly "tele-genic" pop stars. His manager, Jerry Weintraub, insisted on these appearances, (including a series of half-hour shows in England despite Denver's then-protestations that "I've had had no success in Britain ... I mean none"(Source: "Rocky Mountain Wonderboy," James M Martin,Pinnacle Books 1977) for as Weintraub told Maureen Orth of Newsweek in December 1976, "I knew the critics would never go for John. I had to get him to the people." Among one of these first appearances was a spot filling in for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. During the show, Denver uttered the phrase, "Far Out!" over nineteen times, thus ensuring the exclamation would become a sort of catchphrase forever associated with his name. After appearing as a guest on many shows, Denver went on to host his own variety/music specials, including several world-televised concerts from Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver, the "Mile High City." His seasonal special "Rocky Mountain Christmas" was watched by over 60 million people and was the highest rated show for the ABC Network at that time, while his live concert special, "An Evening with John Denver" won the Emmy award for Best Variety or Musical Special of the same year. John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... Jerry Weintraub (born September 26, 1937, The Bronx, New York) is a film producer and a former Chairman/CEO of United Artists. ... Rocky Mountain High is a folk-rock song written by John Denver and Mike Taylor about Colorado,and should be considered as Colorados Official state song, although lawmakers have yet to make this decision. ... John Denver (December 31, 1943 - October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and sometimes actor. ... Annies Song is a song recorded and written by singer/songwriter John Denver. ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together John Denver (December 31, 1943 _ October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and sometimes actor. ... Title screen of Gonbee no Im Sorry Im Sorry, known in Japan as Gonbee no Im Sorry, is an arcade game released by Coreland/Sega in 1985. ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Red Rocks Amphitheatre Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a rock structure in Red Rocks Park near Morrison, Colorado (west of Denver), where concerts are given in the open air amphitheatre. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country State Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ...


He also made appearances on The Muppet Show. This relationship was the beginning of a life-long friendship between Denver and Jim Henson which spawned two television specials Denver made with The Muppets. He even tried his hand at acting starring in the 1977 film, Oh, God! opposite George Burns. Denver would go on to host the Grammy Awards five times in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as guest-host The Tonight Show multiple times. The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... Jim Henson, born James Maury Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990), was the most widely known American puppeteer in modern American television history. ... For the slang term, see Muppet (slang). ... Oh God! is a 1977 comedy film directed by Carl Reiner based on a novel by Avery Corman. ... George Burns[1], born Nathan Birnbaum (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), was an American comedian and actor. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...

In 1975 he was recognized as the Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year. At the Country Music Association awards ceremony, reigning Entertainer of the Year Charlie Rich (who himself had a series of crossover hits) was to present the award to his successor; instead of reading the name of the winner, he set fire to the envelope with a cigarette lighter and announced in tones of disgust, "My good friend, John Denver!". Some considered it a statement against country pop and the Music Row-controlled Nashville Sound, while others rejected Rich's actions. Image File history File links Rockymountainhigh. ... Image File history File links Rockymountainhigh. ... Rocky Mountain High is a folk-rock song written by John Denver and Mike Taylor about Colorado,and should be considered as Colorados Official state song, although lawmakers have yet to make this decision. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Charlie Rich (December 14, 1932 - July 25, 1995) was an American musician, songwriter, and pianist. ... Country Pop is a subgenre of country music that first emerged in the 1970s, with roots in both the countrypolitan sound and in soft rock. ... Music Row is an area just to the southwest of Downtown Nashville, Tennessee that is home to hundreds of businesses related to the country music, gospel music, and Christian music industries. ... The Nashville Sound (often known as Countrypolitan) arose during the late 1950s as a sub-genre of American country music, replacing the chart dominance of the Honky Tonk sound which was most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. ...


In 1977, he co-founded The Hunger Project, along with Werner Erhard and Robert W. Fuller. Denver served for many years, and supported the organization until his death. He was also appointed by President Jimmy Carter to serve on the President's Commission on World Hunger. He wrote and dedicated the song "I Want to Live" as the theme song for the Hunger Project. The Global Hunger Project describes itself as a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Hunger Project has the stated intent of empowering grassroots people to achieve lasting progress in health, education, nutrition and family income. ... Werner Hans Erhard (born John “Jack” Paul Rosenberg on September 5, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), [11] became arguably best known to the general public for the programs he set up: the “est Training” (1971 – 1981) and the “Forum” (1981 – 1991). ... Robert W. Fuller earned his Ph. ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... The Global Hunger Project describes itself as a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Hunger Project has the stated intent of empowering grassroots people to achieve lasting progress in health, education, nutrition and family income. ...


In 1979, he performed "Rhymes & Reasons" at the Music for UNICEF Concert, which gained him exposure to worldwide audiences. Royalties from the concert performances were donated to UNICEF. The event was broadcast on NBC in the United States The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song was a benefit concert of popular music held in the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on January 9, 1979. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ...


Image and politics

Denver had a distinctive and trend-setting image, his blond hair cut in a "Dutch-Boy" style, complemented by bell-bottom jeans and cowboy boots. He was known for the catch phrase "Far out!" that punctuated his concerts and conversation, his happy, positive image, and his western accent. As his interests began to go beyond just his music, Denver put his appeal to good use in many areas.


Political activism

Denver's final album with RCA; One World , was a blunt jab at the results of war.

Denver became outspoken in politics in the mid-seventies. In 1976, he campaigned for Jimmy Carter, who became a close friend and ally. Denver was a supporter of the Democratic Party, and a number of charitable causes for the environment, the homeless, the poor, the African AIDS crisis, and hunger. He founded the charitable Windstar Foundation in 1976 to promote sustainable living. His dismay at the Chernobyl disaster led to precedent-setting concerts in parts of communist Asia and Europe. Image File history File links OneWorld. ... Image File history File links OneWorld. ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ... A homeless person in Paris. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... The HIV/AIDS epidemics spreading through the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa are highly varied. ... The Windstar Foundation is an environmental education organization that was founded by John Denver and Thomas Crum in 1976. ... Sustainable living might best be defined as a lifestyle that could, hypothetically, be sustained unmodified for many generations without exhausting any natural resources. ... Chernobyl reactor number four after the disaster, showing the extensive damage to the main reactor hall (image center) and turbine building (image lower left) The reactor accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, resulting in a severe nuclear meltdown. ... This article is about the form of society and political movement. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


During the 1980s, he was a critic of the Reagan Administration's environmental and defense spending policies, advocated unilateral disarmament of the United States, and opposed free market economics. His outrage at the conservative politics of the 1980s was famously expressed in Denver's autobiographical folk rock ballad Let Us Begin (What Are We Making Weapons For). Denver was also critical of the Republican-dominated Congress and American Conservatism of the 1990s. He denounced the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a corrupt political machine that could buy off politicians in an open letter he wrote to the media opposing oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Denver had battled to expand the refuge in the 1980s, and praised President Bill Clinton for his opposition to the proposed drilling and desire to rely more on imported oil. The letter, which he wrote in the midst of the 1996 Presidential election, was one of the last Denver would ever write. Reagan redirects here. ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... GOP redirects here. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... American conservatism is a constellation of political ideologies within the United States under the blanket heading of conservative. ... This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm rights... The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) covers 19,049,236 acres (79,318 km²) in northeastern Alaska, in the North Slope region. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


Despite his many differences with Republican leaders and Presidents, Denver was a sought-after guest at state dinners hosted by Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush. His "all-American" image and soft spoken lyrics of peace and harmony made him a popular entertainer. In 1972, at a Washington, D.C. concert, Nixon and then Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai were members of the audience.[citation needed] After the concert, which included Denver's infamous parodies "The Ballad of Richard Nixon" and "The Ballad of Spiro Agnew" , the Premier purchased 500 cassette tapes of the country folk ballad "Take Me Home, Country Roads". Nixon redirects here. ... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The Premier ( Chinese: 总理 pinyin: zŏnglĭ), sometimes referred to as the Prime Minister, is the Chairman of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China and head of Central Peoples Government. ... Zhou Enlai (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chou En-lai) (March 5, 1898 – January 8, 1976), a prominent Communist Party of China leader, was Premier of the Peoples Republic of China from 1949 until his death in January 1976, and Chinas foreign minister from 1949... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ...

Denver's 1977 LP I Want To Live .

John Denver was a graduate of Werner Erhard's Erhard Seminars Training and also wrote and dedicated the song "Looking for Space" to est. This song came from his 1975 album "Windsong". It became the theme song for the training organization. Image File history File links IWantToLive. ... Image File history File links IWantToLive. ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... Werner Hans Erhard (born John “Jack” Paul Rosenberg on September 5, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), [11] became arguably best known to the general public for the programs he set up: the “est Training” (1971 – 1981) and the “Forum” (1981 – 1991). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Large Group Awareness Training. ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Large Group Awareness Training. ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ...


Denver supported space activism and was once slated to go into space. He was on the Board of Governors of the National Space Society for many years. National Space Society logo The National Space Society (NSS) is an international nonprofit 501(c)(3), educational, and scientific organization specializing in space advocacy. ...


Later years and humanitarian work

In subsequent years, Denver had a lower-profile career. He had a few more U.S. Top 30 hits as the 1970s ended, but nothing to match the success he enjoyed earlier. As his career slowed down, Denver focused more on humanitarian and sustainability work. He worked extensively on conservation projects and helped to create the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Denver made public expression of his acquaintance or friendship with ecological-design researchers like Richard Buckminster Fuller and Amory Lovins, from whom he said he learned much. He also founded his own environmental group, the Windstar Foundation. Denver had a keen interest in the causes of and solution to hunger, and visited Africa during the 1980s to witness first-hand the suffering caused by starvation and to work with African leaders towards a solution. Image File history File links DreamlandExpress. ... Image File history File links DreamlandExpress. ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... Humanitarianism is the view that all people should be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve as human beings, and that advancing the well-being of humanity is a noble goal. ... The Earth Day flag includes a NASA photo. ... The conservation ethic is an ethic of resource use, allocation, exploitation, and protection. ... The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) covers 19,049,236 acres (79,318 km²) in northeastern Alaska, in the North Slope region. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... Richard Buckminster Bucky Fuller (July 12, 1895 - July 1, 1983) was an American visionary, designer, architect, inventor, and writer. ... Amory Lovins Amory Bloch Lovins (born November 13, 1947 in Washington, DC) was trained in physics and has worked professionally as an environmentalist. ... The Windstar Foundation is an environmental education organization that was founded by John Denver and Thomas Crum in 1976. ... Hunger is a feeling experienced when the glycogen level of the liver falls below a threshold, usually followed by a desire to eat. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...


In 1983 and 1984 Denver hosted the annual Grammy Awards which are presented by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). The 1983 presentation was noteworthy as for the show's finale, Denver was joined on-stage by folk music legend Joan Baez. Baez and Denver lead an all-star version of "Blowing In The Wind" and "Let The Sunshine In". They were joined on stage by such diverse musical icons as Jennifer Warnes, Donna Summer, and Rick James. Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer and songwriter known for her highly individual vocal style. ...


Denver testified alongside Frank Zappa and Dee Snider on the topic of censorship during a Parents Music Resource Center hearing in 1985. His appearance and music sharply contrasted with those of his musical counterparts. Denver also toured Russia in 1985, met with Communist Party luminaries at every opportunity. Denver's 11 concerts in the Soviet Union were the first by an American artist in over 10 years, and marked a very important cultural exchange, which culminated in an agreement to allow other western artists to perform in the USSR. [2] He returned two years later to perform at a benefit concert for the victims of the Chernobyl accident. In October 1992, he undertook a multiple city tour of Communist China, shaking hands and meeting with Communist Party leaders through every city. Denver also released the "Homegrown" CD of his greatest hits to raise money for charities helping the homeless. Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... Dee Snider (on right) David Daniel Dee Snider (born March 15, 1955) is an American musician, radio personality, and actor. ... The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was an American committee formed in 1985 by four women: Tipper Gore, wife of Senator and later Vice President Al Gore; Susan Baker, wife of Treasury Secretary James Baker; Pam Howar, wife of Washington realtor Raymond Howar; and Sally Nevius, wife of Washington City... In modern usage, the term communist party is generally used to identify any political party which has adopted communist ideology. ... A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ... The nuclear power plant at Chernobyl prior to the completion of the sarcophagus. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ...

In 1994, he published his autobiography, Take Me Home. In 1996, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and his "legend" status was ensured. Image File history File links DifferentDirections. ... Image File history File links DifferentDirections. ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. ...


In early 1997, Denver filmed an episode for the Nature series, centering on the natural wonders that inspired many of his best-loved songs. The episode contains his last song, "Yellowstone, Coming Home," which he composed while rafting along the Colorado River with his son and young daughter.[citation needed] Nature is a long-running wildlife television program produced by Thirteen/WNET New York. ... The Colorado River from the bottom of Marble Canyon, in the Upper Grand Canyon Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River from Laughlin Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona The Colorado River is...


When his career as a musical icon slowed down and his humanitarian work picked up its pace, Denver had two incidents involving driving under the influence of alcohol. In 1993 he pleaded guilty to "driving while impaired", and a 1994 incident ended with a hung jury in 1997 when his defense argued that a thyroid condition rendered the alcohol tests unreliable.[3] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Personal life

The lyrics to "Rocky Mountain High", one of Colorado's official state songs, in Rio Grande Park near Denver's hometown of Aspen, Colorado.
The lyrics to "Rocky Mountain High", one of Colorado's official state songs, in Rio Grande Park near Denver's hometown of Aspen, Colorado.

Denver's first marriage was to Annie Martell of St. Peter, Minnesota. Annie was the subject of his much-beloved hit "Annie's Song". He and Annie adopted a son (Zachary) and daughter (Anna Kate) after determining that Denver was infertile. Zachary was the subject of "A Baby Just Like You," a song he wrote for Frank Sinatra who also appeared on the Muppet Christmas Special; he was also the eponymous subject of "Merry Christmas, Little Zachary." After divorce from Annie in 1982, he later married Australian actress and singer Cassandra Delaney in 1988. They had a daughter named Jesse Belle, after Denver had medical treatment for his infertility. They divorced in 1993. In the years after his second divorce, Denver and Annie Martell began to reconcile their friendship. At the time of his death, a rumor spread from the tabloid The National Enquirer suggested reconciliation of their marriage; but no evidence has arisen supporting this claim. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Rocky Mountain High is a folk-rock song written by John Denver and Mike Taylor about Colorado,and should be considered as Colorados Official state song, although lawmakers have yet to make this decision. ... The City of Aspen is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city and the county seat of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. ... Location in the state of Minnesota. ... Annies Song is a song recorded and written by singer/songwriter John Denver. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... For the technology tabloid website, see The Inquirer. ...


Death

A Long-EZ two seat canard plane similar to Denver's.
A Long-EZ two seat canard plane similar to Denver's.

On October 12, 1997, Denver was killed when the Long-EZ aircraft he was piloting crashed just off the coast of California at Pacific Grove, shortly after taking off from the Monterey Peninsula Airport. Image of NOAA Long-EZ. From [1]. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image of NOAA Long-EZ. From [1]. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Categories: Aircraft stubs | Homebuilt aircraft ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Pacific Grove, California city hall. ... Monterey Peninsula Airport (IATA: MRY, ICAO: KMRY, FAA LID: MRY) is a regional airport located three miles (5 km) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Monterey, a city in Monterey County, California, USA. The airport is owned by the citizens of the several municipalities that make up the...


The Long-EZ that Denver was flying is a two-seat experimental aircraft, designed in the 1970s by Burt Rutan. Denver's particular plane, N555JD, bought used, had been changed from Rutan's original published plans: The fuel tank selector valve had been moved from a location just aft of the nose gear wheel housing and between the pilot's legs to the bulkhead behind and to the left of the pilot's (front) seat. [4] Elbert Leander Burt Rutan (born June 17, 1943 in Estacada, Oregon) is an American aerospace engineer noted for his originality in designing light, strong, unusual-looking, energy-efficient aircraft. ...


Denver apparently lost control of the aircraft while attempting to manipulate the fuel selector handle after running out of fuel in one tank. Witnesses stated that the plane made a sudden pitch-down plunge into the water, leading to speculation that, in reaching around to the rear, Denver bumped or kicked the side-stick control. The official investigation decided that he had likely inadvertently pushed the right rudder pedal trying to gain leverage to turn in his seat to reach the fuel handle.


A pilot with over 2700 hours of experience, Denver had multiengine, instrument, and Learjet type ratings. He had recently purchased the Long-EZ aircraft and had taken a half-hour checkout flight with the aircraft the day before the accident. The NTSB cited Denver's unfamiliarity with the aircraft and his failure to have the aircraft refueled as causal factors in the accident. Denver was the sole occupant of the aircraft. Prior to the accident, the FAA had learned of his failure to abstain entirely from alcohol subsequent to prior drunk driving arrests, and since his medical certification was conditional on this, a determination was made that due to his drinking problem he was not qualified for any class of medical certification at the time. At least a third-class medical certification was required to exercise the privileges of his pilot certificate. There was no trace of alcohol or any other drug in Denver's body at autopsy, however.[5] As the wreck badly disfigured Denver's body, dental records were needed to confirm the pilot of the Long-EZ was indeed the fallen singer. Learjet is a manufacturer of business jets for civilian and military use. ...


Upon announcement of his death, Governor Roy Romer of Colorado ordered all Colorado flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor Denver. He was cremated alongside his 1910 Gibson guitar that his grandmother had given him, and subsequently inspired much of his legacy. Denver's life was celebrated at funeral services at Faith Presbyterian Church in Aurora, Colorado on October 17, 1997. His ashes were scattered in the Rocky Mountains. Further tributes were made at the following Grammys and Country Music Association Awards. Denver's final album, All Aboard! consisted of old fashioned swing, big band, folk, bluegrass and gospel styles of music woven into a theme of railroad songs. All Aboard! won a posthumous Best Musical Album For Children Grammy. Roy R. Romer (born October 31, 1928 in Garden City, Kansas, United States) was the 39th governor of Colorado and served as the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District from 2001 to 2006. ... Nickname: Location in Arapahoe County and the state of Colorado Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado Counties Arapahoe, Adams, Douglas[1] Founded 1891 Incorporated (town) May 5, 1903[2] Incorporated (city) 1929[3] Government  - Type Home Rule Municipality[1]  - Mayor Ed Tauer (R) Area  - City 369. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s, although there are many big-bands around nowadays. ... Folk can refer to a number of different things: It can be short for folk music, or, for folksong, or, for folklore; it may be a word for a specific people, tribe, or nation, especially one of the Germanic peoples; it might even be a calque on the related German... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... Gospel, from the Old English good tidings is a calque of Greek () used in the New Testament (see Etymology below). ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children has been awarded since 1994. ...


Posthumous recognition

In 2000, the CBS television movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story was released, with loosely-based on Denver's memoirs, starring Chad Lowe. However, Denver's brother, Ron Deutschendorf voiced the feelings of many of the singer's fans when he wrote a letter to the Los Angeles Times criticizing the films many inaccuracies: chronic chronological errors, the release dates of Denver's biggest hits, an exaggeration of his relationship difficulties with his father and a totally superficial treatment of Denver's commitment to his various causes. As one critic observed "An overachiever like John Denver couldn't have been this boring." [6] In a letter to "The World Family of John Denver", Ron Deutschendorf has since expressed the desire to make a feature film which accurately portrays the events of his famous elder sibling's life. Charles Chad Lowe (born January 15, 1968 in Dayton, Ohio, USA) is an American television actor, and the brother of actor Rob Lowe. ...


John Denver's music remains very popular around the world. Previously unreleased and unnoticed recordings are now sought-after collectibles of both the folk and country genres. Also in demand are copies of Denver's many television appearances, especially his one hour specials from the 1970s and his 6 part series for Britain's BBC, "The John Denver Show." Despite strong interest in these programs, the vast majority of this material still shows no sign of "official" release.


An anthology musical featuring John Denver's music, "Back Home Again: A John Denver Holiday," premiered at the Rubicon Theatre Company in November of 2006.


On September 24, 2007, the California Friends of John Denver & The Windstar Foundation unveiled a bronze plaque in memory of the late singer near the spot where his plane went down near Pacific Grove. The site had been marked by a driftwood log carved (by Jeffrey Pine of Colorado) with the singer's name, but fears that the memorial could be washed out to sea sparked the campaign for a more permanent memorial. Initially the Pacific Grove Council denied permission for the memorial fearing the place would attract ghoulish curiosity from extreme fans. Permission was granted in 1999, but was put on hold temporarily at the request of the singer's family. Over 100 friends and family attended the dedication of the plaque, which featured a bas-relief of the singer's face and lines from Denver's composition, 'Windsong': "So welcome the wind and the wisdom she offers. Follow her summons when she calls again." Source: Julia Reynolds, "Friends welcome Denver plaque", 24/9/07, http://www.montereyherald.com/ci_6982141?nclick_check=1)


To mark the 10th anniversary of John Denver's death, his family is releasing a set of previously unreleased recordings of Denver's 1985 concert performances in the Soviet Union. This two CD set, John Denver - Live in the USSR, was produced by Denver's friend Roger Nichols and released by AAO Music. These digital recordings were made during 11 concerts, and then rediscovered in 2002. Included in this set is a previously unpublished rendition of Annie's Song in Russian. The release date is scheduled for November 6, 2007. [2] John Denver This is a comprehensive discography and filmography of folk music legend John Denver. ... For the songwriter, please see Roger Nichols (songwriter) Roger Nichols was a nuclear engineer until he turned his hobby of audio recording into a career as a recording engineer and producer. ... Annies Song is a song recorded and written by singer/songwriter John Denver. ...


Related artists

Main article: The John Denver Band

Denver started his recording career with the Chad Mitchell Trio; his distinctive voice can be heard where he sings solo on Violets of Dawn. He recorded three albums with the Mitchell Trio, replacing Chad Mitchell himself as lead singer. His group Denver, Boise and Johnson released a single before he moved on to a solo career. Main Article: John Denver The John Denver Band was a country-folk band active in the 1960s through the 1990s. ... The Chad Mitchell Trio was a popular folk music group during the 1960s. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ...


Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert, co-writers of Denver's most familiar song, "Take Me Home, Country Roads", were close friends of him and his family. The pair appeared as singers and songwriters on many of Denver's albums until they formed the Starland Vocal Band in 1976. The band's albums were released on Denver's Windsong Records (also known as Windstar Records) label. Bill Danoff is a songwriter and singer. ... a. ... Starland Vocal Band is an American pop band, known primarily for Afternoon Delight, one of the biggest singles in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Windstar Records is a record label based out of Snowmass, Colorado that was founded by John Denver in 1976. ... Windstar Records is a record label based out of Snowmass, Colorado that was founded by John Denver in 1976. ...


Denver's early solo success is often attributed to the recording of his Leaving on a Jet Plane which was recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary. It became a number 1 hit for the group.


Denver recorded songs by Tom Paxton, Eric Andersen, John Prine, David Mallett, and many others in the folk scene. His record company, Windstar, is still an active record label today. Thomas R. Paxton was born October 31, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest child of Burton and Esther Paxton. ... Eric Andersen (born February 14, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter. ... John Prine (born October 10, 1946, in Maywood, Illinois) is an American country/folk singer-songwriter who has achieved widespread critical (and some commercial) success since the early 1970s. ... David Mallett is a singer-songwriter best known for his authorship of the popular tune Garden Song, made famous by Arlo Guthrie. ... Windstar Records is a record label based out of Snowmass, Colorado that was founded by John Denver in 1976. ...


Olivia Newton-John,an Australian singer whose across-the-board appeal to pop, MOR, and country audiences in the mid-1970s was similar to Denver's, lent her distinctive backup vocals to Denver's 1975 single "Fly Away"; she performed the song with Denver on his 1975 Rocky Mountain Christmas special. She also covered his "Take Me Home, Country Roads," and had a hit in the United Kingdom (#15 in 1973) and Japan (#6 in a belated 1976 release) with it. Her recording of "Take Me Home, Country Roads" is featured in the opening credits of the Anime film Whisper of the Heart. Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Middle of the Road was a Scottish pop group who enjoyed great success across Europe in the early 1970s. ... Whisper of the Heart , literally If You Listen Closely) is the ninth anime feature film produced by Studio Ghibli, and a manga by Aoi Hiiragi on which it was based. ...


Awards and recognition

Grammy Awards

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American Music Awards

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Country Music Association Awards

  • Song of the Year, 1975, "Back Home Again"
  • Entertainer of the Year, 1975

Academy of Country Music Awards

  • Album of the Year, 1974, "Back Home Again"

Emmy Awards

  • Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special, 1975, "An Evening with John Denver"

Other recognition

  • Poet Laureate of Colorado, 1977
  • People’s Choice Award, 1977
  • Carl Sandburg’s People’s Poet Award, 1982
  • NASA Public Service Medal, 1985
  • Albert Schweitzer Music Award, 1993
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1996
  • Rocky Mountain High declared state song of Colorado, 2007
  • Ten Outstanding Men of America, 1979

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Discography

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In chronological order, 1969-1991 (U.S. Releases)


RCA Records

John Denver's 1973 album Greatest Hits went platinum, and was one of the first albums to sell over 10 million copies.[citation needed]
John Denver's 1973 album Greatest Hits went platinum, and was one of the first albums to sell over 10 million copies.[citation needed]
  • Rhymes & Reasons — 1969[7]
  • Take Me To Tomorrow — 1970
  • Whose Garden Was This? — 1970
  • Poems, Prayers, and Promises — 1971[7]
  • Aerie — 1972
  • Rocky Mountain High — 1972[7]
  • Farewell Andromeda — 1973
  • John Denver's Greatest Hits — 1973[8]
  • Back Home Again — 1974[7]
  • An Evening with John Denver (live) — 1975
  • Windsong — 1975[7]
  • Rocky Mountain Christmas — 1975[7]
  • Spirit — 1976
  • John Denver's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 — 1977
  • I Want to Live — 1977
  • John Denver (JD) — 1978
  • A Christmas Together (with The Muppets) — 1979
  • Autograph — 1980
  • Some Days Are Diamonds — 1981
  • Seasons of the Heart — 1982
  • It's About Time — 1983
  • Rocky Mountain Holiday (with The Muppets) — 1983
  • Greatest Hits Vol. 3  — 1984
  • Dreamland Express — 1985
  • One World — 1986

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Windstar Records

  • Higher Ground — 1989
  • Earth Songs — 1990
  • The Flower That Shattered the Stone — 1990
  • Christmas, Like a Lullaby — 1990
  • Different Directions — 1991

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SONY BMG Records

  • The Very Best of John Denver — 1994
  • The John Denver Collection (5 CD) — 1995

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CMC Records

  • Love Again — 1996

Sony Wonder

  • All Aboard — 1997
  • Forever John — 1998

Singles

  • "Leaving On a Jet Plane" (1967)
  • "Friends With You" (1971) #47 US
  • "Take Me Home, Country Roads" (1971) #2 US
  • "The Eagle and the Hawk" (1971)
  • "Everyday" (1972) #81 US
  • "Goodbye Again" (1972) #88 US
  • "Farewell Andromeda (Welcome To My Morning)" (1973) #89 US
  • "I'd Rather Be A Cowboy" (1973) #62 US
  • "Please, Daddy" (1973) #69 US
  • "Rocky Mountain High" (1973) #9 US
  • "Sunshine on My Shoulders" (1974) #1 US
  • "Annie's Song" (1974) #1 US, #1 UK
  • "Back Home Again" (1974) #5 US
  • "Please, Daddy" (re-release) (1974) #69 US
  • "Calypso / I'm Sorry" (1975) #1 US
  • "Christmas For Cowboys" (1975) #58 US
  • "Sweet Surrender" (1975) #13 US
  • "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" (1975) #1 US
  • "Fly Away" (1976) #13 US (with Olivia Newton-John)
  • "It Makes Me Giggle" (1976) #60 US
  • "Like a Sad Song" (1976) #36 US
  • "Looking For Space" (1976) #29 US
  • "Baby, You Look Good To Me Tonight" (1977) #65 US
  • "How Can I Leave You Again" (1977)
  • "My Sweet Lady" (1977) #32 US
  • "How Can I Leave You Again" (re-release) (1978) #44 US
  • "I Want To Live" (1978) #55 US
  • "Downhill Stuff" (1979)
  • "Sweet Melinda" (1979)
  • "What's On Your Mind" (1979)
  • "Autograph" (1980) #52 US
  • "Dancing With The Mountains" (1980) #97 US
  • "Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)" (1981) #38 US
  • "The Cowboy And The Lady" (1981) #66 US
  • "Perhaps Love" (with Plácido Domingo) (1982) #59 US, #42 UK
  • "Seasons Of The Heart" (1982) #78 US
  • "Shanghai Breezes" (1982) #31 US
  • "Wild Montana Skies" (1983) (with Emmylou Harris)
  • "Love Again" (1984) #85 US (with Sylvie Vartan)
  • "Dreamland Express" (1985) #9 Hot Country Singles & Tracks US
  • "Along for the Ride ('56 T-Bird)" (1986)
  • "And So It Goes" (1989) #14 Hot Country Singles & Tracks US
  • "Take Me Home, Country Roads" (re-release) (1993)

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Selected books

Denver published many songbooks, music instrumental teaching books and children's books:

  • Alfie the Christmas Tree (1990) ISBN 0-945051-25-5
  • Take Me Home: An Autobiography (1994) ISBN 0-517-59537-0
  • Poems, Prayers and Promises: The Art and Soul of John Denver (2004) ISBN 1-57560-617-8

Trivia

  • The song "What One Man Can Do" is about John's good friend and mentor Buckminster Fuller.
  • John Denver is mentioned in the movie, "Dumb and Dumber." While en route to the city of Aspen in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, they see the great plains and Harry (Jeff Daniels) says, " I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this." To which Lloyd (Jim Carrey) responds, "I was thinking the same thing ... that John Denver's full of shit, man."
  • Unlike some public figures who come to have an uneasy relationship with their adoring public, Denver remained quite accessible to his admirers all throughout his career. Many fans wrote to Denver with their anecdotes of the very personal meaning that a Denver song had acquired for them in a time of crisis. (According to Newsweek, one fan swum the English Channel to the strains of "Sweet Surrender." Another recovered from an eating disorder due to the 'positivity' of Denver's music.) Stories abound on fan forums of Denver replying to these in his own handwriting, thanking the writer for their thoughts and offering well wishes in their own personal struggles. He was also known to visit fans in the hospital and pay their bills without fanfare, and frequently gave rides to hitchhikers in Colorado.
  • Denver's twin nephews, William T. & Henry John Deutschendorf II, played the role of Dana Barrett's infant son Oscar in the film Ghostbusters II (1989). Brother Ron Deutschendorf named Henry John after his famous sibling (hence the 'II' rather than 'III' designation despite the fact that their father, H.J. Deutschendorf Sr. shared the name also).
  • Denver was missing 2 toes on his right foot. He lost them at eighteen years of age in a lawn mower accident.
  • The final lyrics in the song "Canada" by Devin Townsend are "Only the lonely (and maybe John Denver) know the Canadian freeway."
  • He attended the same high school that Lee Harvey Oswald did: Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • The South Park episode Cartman joins NAMBLA features a theme park ride called the John Denver Experience. The ride is a large aeroplane which rises, before being smashed against various surfaces, a reference, of course to Denver's death.
  • In the movie Final Destination Valerie Lewton dies while listening to "Rocky Mountain High."

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See also

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Footnotes

  1. ^ http://www.wargs.com/other/denver.html
  2. ^ a b Windstar Foundation announcement, http://www.wstar.org/windstar/OnlineStore/Products/russiacd.html
  3. ^ "Drunken Driving Trial Ends in Hung Jury" CNN, July 13, 1997
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ Adam Buckman, Home Movie Disses Denver, New York Post, New York, NY, April 29, 2000, [[3]]
  7. ^ a b c d e f Albums widely considered to be among Denver's most important works.
  8. ^ The first "Greatest Hits" album contains new recordings of several of his hit songs.

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References

  • Flippo, Chet (1998). "John Denver". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 143.
  • Martin,James M(1977)"John Denver:Rocky Mountain Wonderboy".Pinnacle Books,1977.(Although out of print,this is probably the best biography of Denver written before 1980 & gives the younger reader an insight into Denver's dominance of the 1970s music industry that has been left out of 'cooler' accounts of the music of that era.)
  • Maureen Orth,"Voice of America",Newsweek,December 1976.

-This is an excellent article that covers the role of Weintraub in shaping Denver's career that has been edited out of later versions of his biography.

  • In season 3, episode 20 of That '70's Show, the pastor mentions a John Denver album being raffled off to the third place.

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