Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., 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. He had 33 albums and singles that were certified Gold and Platinum in the U.S by RIAA certification with estimated sales of more than 33 million units.
|Born:||Henry John Deutschendorf Jr, December 31, 1943, Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.|
|Died:||October 12, 1997, Monterey Bay near Pacific Grove, California, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||Plane crash while flying a test plane|
|Resting place:||Ashes scattered in the Rocky Mountains|
|Occupation:||Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, activist, actor, humanitarian|
|Instagram:||John Denver's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||John Denver's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||John Denver's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||John Denver's IMDb|
About John Denver
Folk singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitar player who released "Rocky Mountain High," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," and "Annie's Song."
He changed his name to Denver because Deutschendorf would not fit on a marquee. His first guitar was given to him by his grandmother when he was eleven years old.
After creating numerous hits throughout the 1970s, he began focusing on humanitarian work, especially conservation projects.
He married Annie Martell on June 9, 1967; after their divorce in 1983, he married Cassandra Delaney on August 12, 1988.
He worked in philanthropy with Olivia Newton John.
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