John Denver in 1974.
|Birth name||Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.|
|Born||December 31, 1943|
Roswell, New Mexico, United States
|Died||October 12, 1997 (aged 53)|
Monterey Bay, California, United States
|Genres||Country, folk, pop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer, composer, activist, actor|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, violin|
|Labels||Mercury, RCA, BMG, Windstar, Sony Wonder|
|Associated acts||The John Denver Band, The Back Porch Majority, The New Christy Minstrels, Chad Mitchell Trio, The Muppets, Olivia Newton-John, Plácido Domingo, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Tina Turner, Glen Campbell|
Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997) was an American musician and songwriter. He was of German and Irish ancestry. He was very popular in the 1970s. He died when the plane he was flying crashed in California.
Denver began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s. 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" On 12 October 1997, John Denver died in a plane crash aged 53.
Studio albums[change | change source]
Awards and recognition[change | change source]
Academy of Country Music
- 1974 Album of the Year for Back Home Again
American Music Awards
- 1975 Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
- 1976 Favorite Country Album for Back Home Again
- 1976 Favorite Country Male Artist
Country Music Association
- 1975 Entertainer of the Year
- 1975 Song of the Year for "Back Home Again"
- 1975 Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special for An Evening With John Denver
- 1997 Best Musical Album For Children for All Aboard!
- 1998 Grammy Hall of Fame Award for "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
Songwriters Hall of Fame
- Inducted in 1996
Death[change | change source]
On 12 October 1997, a lite plane Denver was piloting, crashed into Monterey Bay, killing him. Denver was 53 years old; his remains were cremated, and his ashes were scattered in the Rocky Mountains.
References[change | change source]
- The Music of John Denver - John Denver | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2020-04-22
- "Artist Biography - John Denver". web.archive.org. 2001-02-21. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
- "John Denver and Friends .......Rocky Mountain High WWW Page". www.shellworld.net. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
- "404". www.johndenverclub.de. Retrieved 2020-04-22.