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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, record producer, actor, activist, and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer. 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 1960s. Starting in the 1970s, he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was one of America's best-selling performers, and AllMusic has described Denver as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era". Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed, with total sales of over 33 million records worldwide. He recorded and performed primarily with an acoustic guitar and sang about his joy in nature, his disdain for city life, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials. Denver's music appeared on a variety of charts, including country music, the Billboard Hot 100, and adult contemporary, in all earning 12 gold and four platinum albums with his signature songs "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Annie's Song", "Rocky Mountain High", "Calypso", "Thank God I'm a Country Boy", and "Sunshine on My Shoulders". Denver appeared in several films and television specials during the 1970s and 1980s. He continued to record in the 1990s, 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, Colorado for much of his life and was known for his love of Colorado, which he sang about numerous times. In 1974 Denver was named poet laureate of the state. The Colorado state legislature also adopted "Rocky Mountain High" as one of its two state songs in 2007. Denver was an avid pilot who died at the age of 53 in a single-fatality crash while flying his experimental Rutan Long-EZ canard aircraft.


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Born:
Dec 31, 1943 In Roswell, New Mexico, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
27
First Appeared:
In the movie The Midnight Special Legendary Performances: More 1973
Latest Project:
Movie John Denver: Country Boy 2013-11-22
Known For
Poster of John Denver: Country Boy
Poster of Higher Ground
Poster of The Leftovers
Poster of Rocky Mountain Christmas

John Denver Movies Filmography

Movie
The Midnight Special Legendary Performances: More 1973
2021
Movie
Our Nixon
Himself 2013-01-23
Movie
John Denver: Country Boy
Himself (archive footage) 2013-11-22
Movie
John Denver - The Best Of
Muzikant 2011-07-07
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
Montana Christmas Skies
Himself 1991-12-01
Movie
Aspen
himself 1991-01-01
Movie
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson
Himself 1990-11-21
Movie
Higher Ground
Jim Clayton 1988-09-04
Movie
Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas
Himself 1987-12-16
Series
Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas
Himself 1987-12-16
Movie
The Leftovers
Max Sinclair 1986-11-16
Movie
Fire & Ice
Voice over (English) 1986-01-16
Movie
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets
Himself 1983-05-12
Series
Solid Gold
Unknown 1980-09-13
Movie
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
Himself 1979-12-05
Movie
Oh, God!
Jerry Landers 1977-10-07
Movie
Sinatra and Friends
1977-04-20
Series
The Muppet Show
Unknown 1976-09-05
Movie
Rocky Mountain Christmas
Himself 1975-12-10
Movie
Doris Day Today
Himself 1975-01-01
Series
McCloud
Unknown 1970-02-17
Series
The GRAMMY Awards
Unknown 1959-05-04
Series
The Emmy Awards
Unknown 1949-01-25