John Denver
BORN: John Henry Deutchendorf on December 31, 1943 at Roswell, New Mexico - DIED: October 12, 1997  
One of the most popular recording artists of the 1970s, country-folk singer/songwriter John Denver's gentle, environmentally conscious music established him among the most beloved entertainers of his era. Wholesome and clean-cut, his appeal extended to fans of all ages and backgrounds, and led to parallel careers as both an actor and a humanitarian.

He was raised in an Air Force family, and grew up in various regions of the southwestern U.S. As a teen, his grandmother presented him with a 1910 Gibson acoustic guitar, and while attending Texas Tech University he began performing local clubs. Adopting the stage surname "Denver" in tribute to the Rocky Mountain area he so cherished, he dropped out of college in 1964 to relocate to Los Angeles; there he joined the Chad Mitchell Trio, a major draw on the hootenanny circuit of the early 1960s but in the twilight of their career at the time of Denver's arrival. Over time, however, John helped revive the group on the strength of his songwriting skills.

The Trio recorded a number of tracks, which the label repackaged in 1974 as Beginnings with the Chad Mitchell Trio. Upon the departure of the last remaining founding member, the Chad Mitchell Trio became known as Denver, Boise and Johnson; the new group proved short-lived, however, when Denver exited in 1969 to pursue a solo career.

In 1969, John Denver recorded his debut LP,'Rhymes and Reasons'. Although not a hit, it contained one of his best-loved compositions, "Leaving On a Jet Plane," which became an international chart-topper for Peter, Paul & Mary. Neither of Denver's follow-up albums, 1970's 'Whose Garden Was This', and 'Take Me to Tomorrow', launched him as a solo performer and it was not until 1971's 'Poems, Prayers and Promises', he achieved super stardom, thanks to the million-selling hits "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and "Sunshine On My Shoulders."

In the years to follow, Denver also scored with "Annie's Song" (penned for his wife) and "Back Home Again," and by 1974 was firmly established as America's best-selling performer. 1975's, 'An Evening With John Denver' and 'Windsong', were smash hits, and he continued to top the singles charts with efforts including "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and "I'm Sorry." Additionally, his 1974 'Best of John Denver Collection', sold over ten million copies worldwide, and remained on the charts for over two years.

At the peak of his success, Denver was everywhere, the governor of Colorado proclaimed him the state's poet laureate, his label Windsong was responsible for hits like the Starland Vocal Band's mammoth "Afternoon Delight," and he appeared in a number of ratings-grabbing television specials. In 1977, he even moved into film, co-starring with George Burns in the comedy hit Oh, God! During this time, however, he dramatically curtailed his recording output, and after 1977's, 'I Want to Live' issued no new material until 1980's, 'Autograph'. The following year, he performed with opera star Placido Domingo, but as the decade progressed, Denver's popularity waned as he turned his focus more towards humanitarian work, focusing primarily on ecological concerns and space exploration. He also toured Communist-led Russia and China, and in 1987 performed in Chernobyl in the wake of that city's nuclear disaster.

While maintaining a solid cult following, by the 1990s John Denver had largely fallen out of the public eye, and he made more news for a 1993 drunk-driving arrest than he did for records like 1991's Different Directions. In 1994, he published an autobiography, Take Me Home.

Some mystery surrounds his death on October 12, 1997 He had been diagnosed with an alcohol problem and had lost the medical certification required for a pilot license, yet he took off in an aircraft purchased the day before and on a familiarisation flight, was seen to suddenly crash into the sea at Point Pinos, killing him instantly. John Denver was 53. There was some speculation of suicide at first but, the enquiry into the plane crash revealed a fuel valve to be badly located and together with a poor fuel level guage, probably responsible for the sudden cut out of the plane's engines leading to the crash. You can read the official crash report here. His many fans still mourn his death.

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The Best of John Denver
The Best of John Denver
  1. Rocky Mountain High
  2. Perhaps Love
  3. Annie's Song
  4. Seasons Of The Heart
  5. Back Home Again
  6. For You
  7. Take Me Home, Country Roads
  1. Leaving On A Jet Plane
  2. Windsong
  3. I'm Sorry
  4. Dreamland Express
  5. Sunshine On My Shoulders
  6. Love Again
  7. Thank God I'm A Country Boy
Air Supply, CD, greatest hits
Greatest Hits
  1. Take Me Home Country Roads
  2. Follow Me
  3. Starwood In Aspen
  4. For Baby (For Bobbie)
  5. Rhymes And Reasons
  6. Leaving On A Jet Plane
  1. The Eagle And The Hawk
  2. Sunshine On My Shoulders
  3. Goodbye Again
  4. Poems Prayers And Promises
  5. Rocky Mountain High

Disc: 1

  1. Sunshine On My Shoulders
  2. Season Suite: Summer / Fall / Winter / Late Winter, Early Spring
    (When Everybody Goes To Mexico) / Spring
  3. Back Home Again
  4. All Of My Memories
  5. Rocky Mountain Suite (Cold Nights in Canada)
  6. To The Wild Country
  7. You're So Beautiful
  8. Spirit
  9. I'm Sorry
  10. Wrangle Mountain Song
  11. Heart To Heart
  12. It's A Possibility
  13. In My Heart
  14. The Wings That Fly Us Home

Disc: 2

  1. Annie's Song
  2. Falling Out Of Love
  3. What One Man Can Do
  4. A Wild Heart Looking For Home
  5. Relatively Speaking
  6. World Game
  7. Love Is The Master
  8. On The Wings Of A Dream
  9. Don't Be Kind - (previously unreleased)
  10. African Sunrise
  11. Let Us Begin (What Are We Making Weapons For)
  12. It's About Time
  13. Farewell Andromeda (Welcome To My Morning) -
    (previously unreleased, live)
  14. It Amazes Me - (previously unreleased, live)
  15. Druthers - (previously unreleased, live
  16. Looking For Space - (previously unreleased, live)
  1. Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)
  2. Gravel On The Ground
  3. San Francisco Mabel Joy
  4. Sleepin' Alone
  5. Easy, On Easy Street
  6. The Cowboy And The Lady
  7. Country Love
  8. Till You Opened My Eyes
  9. Wild Flowers In A Mason Jar (The Farm)
  10. Boy From The Country
  1. Rocky Mountain High
  2. Mother Nature's Son
  3. Paradise
  4. For Baby (For Bobbie)
  5. Darcy Farrow
  6. Prisoners
  7. Goodbye Again
  8. Season Suite

Disc: 1

  1. Leaving On A Jet Plane
  2. Circus
  3. Rhymes & Reasons
  4. Catch Another Butterfly
  5. Daydream
  6. Follow Me
  7. Aspenglow
  8. Molly 9. Sticky Summer Weather
  9. Isabel
  10. Sunshine On My Shoulders
  11. My Sweet Lady
  12. Take Me Home Country Roads
  13. I Guess He'd Rather Be In Colorado
  14. Poems Prayers And Promises
  15. Starwood In Aspen
  16. City Of New Orleans
  17. All Of My Memories
  18. Casey's Last Ride
  19. The Eagle And The Hawk
  20. Friends With You

Disc: 2

  1. Rocky Mountain High
  2. For Baby (For Bobbie
  3. Goodbye Again
  4. We Don't Live Here No More
  5. I'd Rather Be A Cowboy (Lady's Chains)
  6. Farewell Andromeda (Welcome To My Morning)
  7. Rocky Mountain Suite (Cold Nights In Canada)
  8. Annie's Song
  9. Back Home Again
  10. Grandma's Feather Bed
  11. Sweet Surrender
  12. Eclipse
  13. Thank God I'm A Country Boy
  14. This Old Guitar
  15. Spirit 16. Song Of Wyoming
  16. I'm Sorry
  17. Windsong
  18. Looking For Space
  19. Fly Away

Disc: 3

  1. Calypso
  2. Come And Let Me Look In Your Eyes
  3. Like A Sad Song
  4. Polka Dots And Moonbeams
  5. In The Grand Way
  6. How Can I Leave You Again
  7. Ripplin' Waters
  8. It Amazes Me
  9. Singing Skies And Dancing Waters
  10. Dearest Esmeralda
  11. Thirsty Boots
  12. I Want To Live
  13. Southwind
  14. Garden Song
  15. What's On Your Mind
  16. You're So Beautiful
  17. In My Heart
  18. The Mountain Song
  19. Song For The Life

Autograph Disc4:

  1. Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)
  2. Country Love
  3. Dreams
  4. Heart To Heart
  5. Shanghai Breezes
  6. Seasons Of The Heart
  7. Perhaps Love - (with Placido Domingo)
  8. Falling Out Of Love
  9. It's About Time
  10. Wild Montana Skies - (with Emmylou Harris)
  11. Dreamland Express
  12. If Ever
  13. I'm In The Mood To Be Desired Tonight
  14. Don't Close Your Eyes, Tonight
  15. Love Is The Master
  16. I Can't Escape
  17. Love Again
  18. Flying For Me