John Denver

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Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Henry John Deutschendorf Jnr., 31 December 1943, Roswell, New Mexico, USA, d. 12 October 1997, Monterey Bay, California, USA. One of America’s most popular performers during the 70s, Denver’s rise to fame began when he was ‘discovered’ in a Los Angeles nightclub. He initially joined the Back Porch Majority, a nursery group for the renowned New Christy Minstrels, but, tiring of his role there, he left for the Chad Mitchell Trio where he forged a reputation as a talented songwriter. With the departure of the last original member, the Mitchell Trio became known as Denver, Boise and Johnson, but their brief lifespan ended when Denver embarked on a solo career in 1969. One of his compositions, ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane’, provided an international hit for Peter, Paul And Mary, and this evocative song was the highlight of Denver’s debut album, Rhymes And Reasons.

Subsequent releases, Take Me To Tomorrow and Whose...

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