John Denver (Roswell (New Mexico), 31 december 1943 – Monterey Bay (California), October 12, 1997) is the pseudonym of Henry John;,. He was an Americancountry music singer, songwriter, musician and actor(several times). In 1994 he wrote his autobiography entitled Take me Home.
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John Denver was born in Roswell, New Mexico. Most of his life he lived in Aspen, Colorado. In the 1960s he began his singing career with The Mitchell Trio, a folk group that focused on political and social satire. After a change in the composition the group a short time went through life as Denver, Boise & Johnson. John Denver began his solo career In 1969. His song Leaving on a Jetplane, became a number one hit for Peter, Paul and Mary. A few years later came the big break for John Denver itself, first with Take Me Home, Country Roads and a year later with Rocky Mountain High.
In 1985, he appeared at a hearing of the U.s. Senate, which was held at the insistence of the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC). This action group, co-founded byTipper Gore, wanted the alleged blight of pop music with legislation on reducing American youths. As well as Dee Snider and Frank Zappa , John Denver itself against these plans.
On 12 October 1997 Denver came off the coast of Monterey (California) to life as the plane that he controlled, a Rutan Long-EZ that he recently had purchased, crashed.To one suspects was inexperience with the unit the cause of the accident. 
As actor played John Denver among others in the film Oh, God! from 1977 with George Burns. Other films in which John played his Foxfire with Hume Cronynand Jessica Tandy , The Leftovers, The Christmas Gift, Higher Ground and Walking Thunder.
After a guest appearance on the Muppet Show he played twice with the Muppets in a special TV show: John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979) andJohn Denver and the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday (1982). In 1987 he took in Salzburg (Austria) a Christmas special with Julie Andrews and Plácido Domingo, a special project in which he confessed to classical music, often sang in duet with Placido or Andrews.
John Denver continued throughout his life frequently for charity. He visited Africa several times in order to contribute to fighting the famine. In addition, he worked for nature conservation, including in Alaska.
John Denver was a sufficient public figure to itself the subject of a play about the passion of his fans. "Why you flew us back in your jetplane?" by theatre company in 2006 won the Two Doggies Gamal one-act play festival.
MENU 0: 00 ' Take Me Home, Country Roads "on tremolo harmonica
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|Take Me Home, Country Roads||21-08-1971||tip|
|I'd Rather Be A Cowboy||01-09-1973||tip|
|Back Home Again||16-11-1974||tip|
|Thank God I'm A Country Boy||26-07-1975||30||4|
|Perhaps Love||26-12-1981||23||5||with Plácido Domingo / Alarm drive|
|Number (s) with markings
in the Radio 2 Top 2000
|' 99||' 00||' 01||' 02||' 03||' 04||' 05||' 06||' 07||' 08||' 09||' 10||' 11||' 12||' 13|
|Leaving on a jetplane||737||-||800||877||737||599||540||556||407||534||467||447||447||513||526|
|Take Me Home, Country Roads||187||357||115||418||449||489||360||457||441||408||599||501||547||622||591|
|Thank god I'm a country boy||2000||737||1226||1262||1179||1303||1031||1174||1185||1161||1466||1512||1479||1675||1657|
|DVDs with the Dutch Music charts in the Top 30||Date of
|Around the world live||2009||24-10-2009||14||4|