John Denver

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John Denver ( John Denver ) (crust. the name Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.) (born December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997) – Country-folk-rock singer, guitarist, songwriter and singer of songs, actor and social activist. which is the most commercially successful solo artist in the history of folk music. During his career, he recorded more than 300 songs, most of which he himself had written (example – Take Me Home Country Roads). Author 14 “gold”and 8″platinum” Album (in the US alone, not counting the millions of sales abroad).

The son of a military pilot. Following the family, the child has traveled many regions of south-western America. From an early age did not part with his guitar during his studies at Texas Tech University began performing at local clubs, taking the alias “Denver & raquo ;. In 1964, he left college and moved to Los Angeles, where he joined the Chad Mitchell Trio, a well-known folk trio the beginning of the 1960s, while experiencing the sunset of his career. Songwriting talent Denver breathed new life into an aging team; Trio was again successfully recorded. In 1969, Denver has decided to start a solo career. In the same year the singer released his debut album, Rhymes and Reasons. The song of it – Leaving On a Jet Plane – He gained international fame by the folk trio Peter Paul & amp; Mary. Work Poems, Prayers and Promises (1971) erected Denver to superstar status, and the singles Take Me Home, Country Roads and Sunshine On My Shoulders sold millions of copies. In 1974 he was declared the most”selling”US performer, consistently leading the single charts. In the same year he released his collection of the best things that has been sold over 10 million copies worldwide, remaining on the charts for more than two years. His songs are distinguished by a sense of kinship with nature and attention to environmental problems. Released in 1974 greatest hits album, ten-times platinum, and a song written for his wife”Annie & rsquo; s Song” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

After the triumph of the middle of the 1970s, Denver has become much less recorded. He occasionally played in the film, he served as poet laureate of Colorado, but most of the time was devoted to the fight for the environment. In 1994 he published an autobiography “Take Me Home & raquo ;, and in 1997 won the”Grammy”in the category of”Best Children’s album”work”All Abroad!”.

October 12, 1997, tragedy struck: during the flight the pilot of the aircraft, which flew to Denver, there was an accident and the car fell into the Pacific Ocean. John Denver died at age 53.

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