John Denver Biography

Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s. He was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was firmly established as America's best-selling performer, and AllMusic has described Denver as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era". After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career in folk music groups in the late 1960s. Throughout his life, Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed, with total sales of over 33 million.

He recorded and performed primarily with an acoustic guitar and sang about his joy in nature, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
John Denver
Full Name:
Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Songwriter, Singer, Writer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Poet, Actor, Guitarist, Social activist, Pilot
Ethnicity:
German American, Irish American
Date of Birth:
December 31, 1943
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
October 12, 1997
Age at Death:
53
Cause of Death:
Aviation accident or incident
Marriages
John Denver Timeline
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