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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 singersongwritermusician and actor(several times). In 1994 he wrote his autobiography entitled Take me Home.

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Biography[Edit]Edit

Singer[Edit]Edit

John Denver was born in RoswellNew Mexico. Most of his life he lived in AspenColorado. 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. [1]

Actor[Edit]Edit

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 LeftoversThe Christmas GiftHigher 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.

Charities[Edit]Edit

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.

Influence[Edit]Edit

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.

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Singles[Edit]Edit

MENU   0: 00 [1]' Take Me Home, Country Roads "on tremolo harmonica

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
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
Calypso 22-11-1975 2 11
Annie's Song 28-02-1976 10 7
Perhaps Love 26-12-1981 23 5 with Plácido Domingo / Alarm drive

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

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
Annie's song 574 400 637 654 647 648 538 566 582 575 652 644 597 488 504
Calypso 515 461 823 758 679 810 699 676 640 657 805 766 826 812 1033
Leaving on a jetplane 737 - 800 877 737 599 540 556 407 534 467 447 447 513 526
Perhaps love 543 490 940 774 594 672 703 768 848 713 726 732 808 852 969
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[Edit]Edit

DVDs with the Dutch Music charts in the Top 30 Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest 

position

Number Of 

weeks

Comments
Around the world live 2009 24-10-2009 14 4

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