John Denver

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John Denver
John Denver 1974.jpg
John Denver in 1974.
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
Websitehttp://www.johndenver.com/

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.[1][2]

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" [3][4]

Studio albums[change | change source]

  • John Denver Sings (1966)
  • Rhymes & Reasons (1969)
  • Take Me to Tomorrow (1970)
  • Whose Garden Was This (1970)
  • Poems, Prayers & Promises (1971)
  • Aerie (1971)
  • Rocky Mountain High (1972)
  • Farewell Andromeda (1973)
  • Back Home Again (1974)
  • Windsong (1975)
  • Rocky Mountain Christmas (1975)
  • Spirit (1976)
  • I Want to Live (1977)
  • John Denver (1979)
  • Autograph (1980)
  • Some Days Are Diamonds (1981)
  • Seasons of the Heart (1982)
  • It's About Time (1983)
  • Dreamland Express (1985)
  • One World (1986)
  • Higher Ground (1988)
  • Earth Songs (1990)
  • The Flower That Shattered the Stone (1990)
  • Different Directions (1991)
  • All Aboard! (1997)

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"

Emmy Awards

  • 1975 Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special for An Evening With John Denver

Grammy Awards

  • 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

References[change | change source]

  1. The Music of John Denver - John Denver | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2020-04-22
  2. "Artist Biography - John Denver". web.archive.org. 2001-02-21. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  3. "John Denver and Friends .......Rocky Mountain High WWW Page". www.shellworld.net. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  4. "404". www.johndenverclub.de. Retrieved 2020-04-22.