John Denver 1943 - 1997. Early History Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. Born December 31, 1943 in Roswell, New Mexico Father was test pilot for USAF Moved.

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John Denver

John Denver1943 - 1997

Early HistoryHenry John Deutschendorf Jr.Born December 31, 1943 in Roswell, New MexicoFather was test pilot for USAFMoved around a lot

Musician in the MakingGrandmothers 1910 Gibson guitarGreatly influenced by Elvis PresleyLeft college / joined Mitchell TrioWrote Leaving, On a Jet Plane for Peter, Paul and MaryJet Plane went all the way to No. 1Left the Mitchell Trio for solo effortArranger, Milt Okun, also arranged for Paul Robeson

Finding His VoiceRhythm and BluesPolitical/ProtestFolkPopCountry WesternAdult Contemporary

Solo CareerContract with RCA Records in 1969Released several hit songs in 1974/1975Take Me Home, Country Roads (Billboard No. 2)Rocky Mountain High (First Top 10 Album)Sunshine On My Shoulders (No. 1)Annies Song (No. 1)Thank God, Im a Country Boy (No. 1)Im Sorry (No. 1)

Career HighlightsAcademy of Country Music - 1974 Album of the YearCountry Music Association - 1975 Entertainer of the YearAmerican Music Awards 1975 Favorite Pop/Rock Male ArtistAmerican Music Awards 1976 Favorite Country AlbumAmerican Music Awards 1976 Favorite Country Male ArtistInducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame - 1996Career Highlights (cont.)Over 33 Million Albums Sold4 Platinum Albums12 Gold Albums12 No. 1 HitsSold Out Performances WorldwideDozens of TV and Film Projects

Johns Other InterestsFlyingBi-planes, Gliders, Jets, ExperimentalSpace TravelAvid Space Shuttle enthusiastNature Conservancy & the EnvironmentWindstar Foundation Humanitarian ProjectsWorld Hunger

Song Linkshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1jo2vL1uS8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4DBpW-hSnshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZonmQZG0GQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4lhzYPu02o

Listen for soaring crescendos, yodel in CalypsoAcoustic guitar, band and orchestra accompaniment, choir accompanimentEarnest, sincere lyrics, sometimes pleading messages

CitationsCastro, Peter & Bane, Vickie Peaks and Valleys People. October 27, 1997, Vol. 48 Issue 17, EBSCO Host. Web. 21 July 2013 Flythe Jr., Starkey. John Denver: Mr. Clean with Hair and Guitar Saturday Evening Post. Jan/Feb 1974, Vol. 246 Issue 1, p56-85 EBSCO Host. Web. 21 July 2013Nash, Alanna & Hochman, David. Take Me Home Entertainment Weekly. October 24 1997, Issue 402, p18 EBSCO Host. Web. 21 July 2013

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