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John Denver

John Denver

Based in New Mexico, United States
Country-pop singer-songwriter John Denver is one of the most successful recording artists of all time. Of his albums, 12 are gold and four are platinum, and in the mid-'70s he had a string of gold singles. One of the world’s best-known and best-loved performers, Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. Denver’s career spanned four decades and his music has outlasted countless musical trends and garnered numerous awards and honors.

The son of a U.S. Air Force officer, Denver’s artistic journey began at age eleven when he was given his grandmother’s guitar. Denver eventually took guitar lessons and joined a boys’ choir, which led him at age twenty to pursue his dream of a career in music.

Denver experienced his first major break in the music industry when he was chosen from 250 other hopefuls as lead singer for the popular Mitchell Trio. Two years and three albums later, Denver had honed his considerable vocal talent and developed his own songwriting style. He gained recognition when his song “Leaving On A Jet Plane” was recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary, becoming their first and only number one hit. As the Mitchell Trio disbanded, Denver was climbing up the pop charts as a solo act with songs like “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine On My Shoulders,” “Annie’s Song,” “Back Home Again,” “Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” and “Calypso,” solidifying his position as one of the top stars of the 1970s.

Denver died tragically in a plane crash on October 12, 1997. He was survived by his brother Ron, mother Erma and three children, Zak, Anna Kate and Jesse Belle.

Today, millions of fans old and new enjoy the work of this extraordinary performer. Thirty albums and four decades after he began, John Denver’s music is as relevant as ever. His humanitarian work continues to strengthen our global village, and his dynamic celebration of life, spirit and nature is a powerful inspiration to us all.
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Artists Of Then, Now & Forever "Forever Country"
Artists Of Then, Now & Forever
Album: Forever Country - Single
Genre: Country
Moods: Sentimental, Tender
Barry Manilow & John Denver "Sunshine On My Shoulders"
Barry Manilow & John Denver
Album: My Dream Duets
Genre: Pop
Moods: Atmospheric, Tender
Brandi Carlile & Emmylou Harris "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
Brandi Carlile & Emmylou Harris
Album: The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver
Genre: Alternative
Moods: Cozy, Sentimental
Chantal Kreviazuk "Leaving On A Jet Plane"
Chantal Kreviazuk
Album: Armageddon Soundtrack
Genre: Indie/Pop/Alternative
Mood: Melancholic
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