John Denver

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Legal name: Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.

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Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, actor, and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, 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 firmly established as America's best selling performer, and AllMusic has described Denver as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era". After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career in folk music groups in the late 1960s. Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed, with total record sales of over 33 million.

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 him twelve gold and four platinum albums with his signature songs "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Annie's Song", "Rocky Mountain High", "Thank God I'm a Country Boy", and "Sunshine on My Shoulders".

Denver starred in films and several notable television specials in 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 and died at the age of 53 in a single-fatality crash of his personal experimental aircraft.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Rhymes & Reasons John Denver 2
1970 Take Me to Tomorrow John Denver 2
1970 Whose Garden Was This John Denver 2
1971 Poems, Prayers & Promises John Denver 4
1972 Aerie John Denver 2
1972 Rocky Mountain High John Denver 5
1973 Farewell Andromeda John Denver 2
1974 Back Home Again John Denver 6
1975 Windsong John Denver 2
1975 Rocky Mountain Christmas John Denver 5
1976 Spirit John Denver 2
1977 I Want to Live John Denver 1
1979 A Christmas Together John Denver & The Muppets 6
1979 John Denver John Denver 2
1979 Zijn grootste successen John Denver 1
1980 Autograph John Denver 3
1981 Some Days Are Diamonds John Denver 1
1982 Seasons of the Heart John Denver 3
1983 It's About Time John Denver 2
1985 Dreamland Express John Denver 1
1986 One World John Denver 1
1988 Higher Ground John Denver 2
1990 The Flower That Shattered the Stone John Denver 1
1990 Christmas Like a Lullaby John Denver 1
1990 Earth Songs John Denver 2
1991 Different Directions John Denver 2
1997 All Aboard! John Denver 1
1997 The Best of John Denver Live John Denver 1
2012 Original Album Classics: John Denver John Denver 1
2012 The Classic Christmas Album John Denver 1
Country Boy John Denver 1
Country Christmas John Denver 1
John Denver Sings John Denver 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 John Denver’s Greatest Hits John Denver 4 7
1977 Greatest Hits, Volume Two John Denver 2
1983 Seine großen Erfolge John Denver 2
1984 Greatest Hits, Volume 3 John Denver 2
1985 Collection John Denver 1
1985 Greatest Hits, Volume Two John Denver 2
1989 Best John Denver 1
1990 Country Classics John Denver 2
1990 Het beste van John Denver 1
1992 Favourites John Denver 1
1993 Voice of America John Denver 2
1994 The Very Best of John Denver John Denver 1
1996 Reflections: Songs of Love & Life John Denver 1
1996 Love Again: Greatest and Latest John Denver 1
1996 The Rocky Mountain Collection John Denver 1
1996 The Unplugged Collection John Denver 1
1997 The Collection John Denver 1
1997 Annie's Song John Denver 1
1997 Calypso John Denver 1
1997 Collection John Denver 1
1997 Country Roads: The Very Best of John Denver John Denver 1
1997 Gold Collection John Denver 1
1997 Rocky Mountain High John Denver 1
1997 Rocky Mountain High: The Very Best of John Denver John Denver 1
1997 Sunshine on My Shoulders John Denver 1
1997 Take Me Home, Country Roads John Denver 1
1997 The Country Roads Collection John Denver 3
1998 Take Me Home Countryroads John Denver 1
1998 The Best of John Denver John Denver 1
1998 Greatest Country Hits John Denver 2
1998 The Best of John Denver John Denver 1
1998 Forever, John John Denver 1
1999 Collection John Denver 1
1999 Best: Country Roads John Denver 1
1999 The Very Best of John Denver John Denver 1
1999 The Very Best of John Denver John Denver 1
2000 Behind the Music: The John Denver Collection John Denver 1
2000 Take Me Home: The John Denver Collection John Denver 1
2000 The Best of the Rocky Mountain Collection John Denver 1
2001 Annie's Song John Denver 1
2001 The Complete Collection John Denver 1
2001 Unplugged John Denver 1
2002 Songs for America John Denver 1
2002 I miti musica: John Denver John Denver 1
2003 Songs From the Heart John Denver 1
2003 Collection John Denver 1
2004 Memories of a Country Boy John Denver 1
2004 Definitive All-Time Greatest Hits John Denver 1
2004 The Essential John Denver 1
2005 Greatest Hits John Denver 1
2006 Folk Singer John Denver 1
2006 Annie's Song: A Collection of His Finest Recordings John Denver 1
2006 16 Biggest Hits John Denver 1
2006 American Music Legends: John Denver John Denver 1
2007 The Essential John Denver John Denver 3
2007 Best Live John Denver 1
2009 Playlist: The Very Best of John Denver John Denver 1
2009 John Denver John Denver 1
2009 Sunshine On My Shoulders John Denver 1
2009 Take Me Home John Denver 1
2009 Thank God I'm a Country Boy: His Greatest Hits John Denver 1
2011 The Ultimate Collection John Denver 1
2013 The Real… John Denver: The Ultimate John Denver Collection John Denver 1
A Celebration of Life (1943 - 1997) John Denver 1
Countryroad Take Me Home John Denver 1
Countryroads: The Very Best Of John Denver 1
Countryroads: The Very Best of John Denver John Denver 1

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