John Denver

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John Denver
John Denver 1973.jpg
John Denver in 1973
Background information
Birth nameHenry John Deutschendorf, Jr.
Born(1943-12-31)December 31, 1943
Roswell, New Mexico, United States
DiedOctober 12, 1997(1997-10-12) (aged 53)
Monterey Bay, California, United States
GenresCountry, folk, pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer, composer, activist, actor
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, violin
Years active1962–1997
LabelsMercury, RCA, BMG, Windstar, Sony Wonder
Associated actsThe 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

John Denver (born 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.