Legends: John Denver

john denver in 1995

John Denver was an American guitarist, singer, composer, actor, humanitarian and environmentalist who rose to fame in the 1970s with his acoustic folk music that celebrated nature, love and social causes. He died in a plane crash in Monterey Bay, California, in 1997 at the age of 53, leaving behind a rich musical legacy and a devoted fan base. He is widely recognized as a cultural icon of the American West and his songs have been adopted as state songs by Colorado and West Virginia. As he sang in one of his songs, he was “a country boy who never got far from home” Read more