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Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. Born: 1943/12/31
Birth Place: Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.
Died: 1997/10/12
Years Active: 1962-1997

John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist, and poet. One of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s in terms of record sales, Denver recorded and released around 300 songs, of which about 200 were composed by him. He was named Poet Laureate of Colorado in 1977. His album “Poems, Prayers, and Promises” (released in 1971), was a breakthrough for him in the U.S., thanks in part to the single "Take Me Home, Country Roads," which went to #2 on the Billboard charts despite the first pressings of the track being distorted. In 1972, Denver scored his first Top Ten album with ...

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