John Denver

John Denver, originally Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. was born on December 31, 1943 in Roswell, New Mexico. He was an American singer-songwriter and more. Denver was known as one of the best selling acoustic artists in the 70s. He was known for his love for Colorado. His records made multiple charts like Billboard Hot 100 and Country & Western. Denver recorded over 300 songs with sales over $33 million. He lived in Aspen for the majority of his life. He was also an avid pilot and died at the age of 53 in a plane crash.


-written by Kathryn Gaskin


John Denver at McNichols Arena

This concert was most likely one of John Denver's favorite places to perform because it was in his home town of Colorado. He always came back to play at arena's around Colorado. He played at the McNichols Sports Arena two times in his career. On July 2, 1976, John Denver played for his state with a long set list. He played eighteen songs and two encores. There was a special vibe here because most of his songs were about Colorado and how much it felt like home to him.   -written by Kathryn Gaskin

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