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John Denver

 
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Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, activist, and humanitarian whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, activist, and humanitarian whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music ... (read complete bio)

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John Denver (Scott Nelson) speaks his mind as the committee considers his words. — with Don Schlossman.

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John Denver Biography

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, activist, and humanitarian whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s. Starting in the 1970s, he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was one of America's best-selling performers; AllMusic has called Denver "among the most beloved entertainers of his era".




John Denver News

Jim Curry's Tribute to the Music of John Denver is Coming to Spencer Theater This Mon Photo Jim Curry's Tribute to the Music of John Denver is Coming to Spencer Theater This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time.  Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry at Spencer Theater on Saturday, August 20 at 8 p.m. for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.

Kathy Mattea Comes to Spencer This Weekend Photo Kathy Mattea Comes to Spencer This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

Kathy Mattea has enjoyed the kind of success many artists only dream of: two Grammy wins, four CMA Awards, four #1 country singles, five gold albums, and a platinum collection of her greatest hits.

Chance Theater Presents WE AIN'T EVER GONNA BREAK UP: THE HYMON & PARFUNKEL STORY Photo Chance Theater Presents WE AIN'T EVER GONNA BREAK UP: THE HYMON & PARFUNKEL STORY
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2022

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, will present a workshop production of an original two-man folk musical parody as part of its 2022 OTR New Works Series.

Legendary American Folk Singers Peter Yarrow and Noel “Paul” Stookey Return to Ri Photo Legendary American Folk Singers Peter Yarrow and Noel “Paul” Stookey Return to Ridgefield Playhouse, September 16
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2022

It's hard to imagine that it was sixty years ago when the iconic trio Peter, Paul & Mary took over the American folk song landscape, paving the way for artists like Bob Dylan and John Denver. 

Christy Altomare and Brandon Victor Dixon to Lead THE SOUND OF MUSIC IN CONCERT in As Photo Christy Altomare and Brandon Victor Dixon to Lead THE SOUND OF MUSIC IN CONCERT in Aspen
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

The Aspen Music Festival and School and Theatre Aspen announced the complete casting for a very special concert production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Concert on Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 pm in the Benedict Music Tent .

Theatre Aspen Nominated for Five Henry Awards Photo Theatre Aspen Nominated for Five Henry Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022

Theatre Aspen received five nominations for The Colorado Theatre Guild’s 16th Annual Henry Awards for its productions of Rock of Ages and Chicago during the 2021 Summer Season.

Review: Oh, Brother! MAY WE ALL: A New Country Musical Cast and Characters Deserve a  Photo Review: Oh, Brother! MAY WE ALL: A New Country Musical Cast and Characters Deserve a Better Book<br><br>
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 18, 2022

A jukebox musical featuring songs from a plethora of country music artists, May We All has all the charm of a pedal-tavern powered by a dozen drunk “woo-woo” girls debauching themselves all the way down Broadway, while displaying all the emotional complexity and dramatic intensity of a rejected script from a Hallmark Network Christmas movie.

John Denver's Estate to Reissue 'Rocky Mountain High' for 50th Anniversary Photo John Denver's Estate to Reissue 'Rocky Mountain High' for 50th Anniversary
by Michael Major - Jun 15, 2022

Originally released on September 15, 1972, Rocky Mountain High was Denver’s first Top 10 album and is officially recognized as the second state song of Colorado as of 2007. It was written while Denver was camping in the Rocky Mountains during the Perseid Meteor Shower, expressing his love and wonder for his adopted state.

The REV Theatre Company Announces Cast and Creatives For THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Photo The REV Theatre Company Announces Cast and Creatives For THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

The REV Theatre Company announces the cast and creative team for its second production of the 2022 Season - The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

El Portal Theatre Presents Triple Threat Weekend Music Festival Next Month Photo El Portal Theatre Presents Triple Threat Weekend Music Festival Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

El Portal Theatre in association with 3000 miles Off-Broadway presents TRIBUTE FEST featuring BOHEMIAN QUEEN, KISSED ALIVE, and JIM CURRY featuring the music of John Denver.

John Denver Videos

VIDEO: Whitney Performs 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN C VideoVIDEO: Whitney Performs 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by Stage Tube - Oct 13, 2020

Friends of the show Whitney return with this touching performance of John Denver's classic 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' in tribute to the late singer on the anniversary of his passing.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At ALMOST HEAVEN at La Comedia Dinner Theatre? VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At ALMOST HEAVEN at La Comedia Dinner Theatre?
by Alan Henry - Feb 6, 2019

ALMOST HEAVEN: The Songs of John Denver is bringing classic tunes to La Comedia Dinner Theatre in Dayton through February 17th, 2019.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Ivoryton Playhouse's ONCE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Ivoryton Playhouse's ONCE
by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2018

On September 19th, the Broadway smash hit ONCE, opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse. On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician about to give up on his dreams and a beautiful young Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by the most beautiful, emotionally charged music.

VIDEO: First Look At Nathan Gunn in FLYING SOLO at San Diego Rep VideoVIDEO: First Look At Nathan Gunn in FLYING SOLO at San Diego Rep
by Alan Henry - Jun 1, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at San Diego Repertory Theatre's production of Nathan Gunn - Flying Solo, written and directed by Hershey Felder. through June 10, 2018.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at GHOST THE MUSICAL at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2016

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, opens its 24th Season with the Southeastern premiere of Ghost The Musical at the Theatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Performances have limited run dates for three weeks only from September 15th through October 2nd, 2016, Wednesdays through Sundays. GET's Co-founder and Artistic Director Robert Farley will direct the production. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: ALLEGIANCE's Telly Leung Sings 'Second Chances' at Joe's Pub
by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2015

Leung celebrated the album at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater earlier this week November 23 at 7:00 PM. Check out a clip from the performance below!

STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster Duets with Colin Donnell & Megan McGinnis at New York Pops Summer Concert!
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2015

Just last night, The New York Pops performed an inaugural concert at its new summer home, Forest Hills Stadium, with two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, joined by former Broadway co-stars Colin Donnell and Megan McGinnis. Among other numbers, she performed John Denver's 'Sunshine on my Shoulders,' Cole Porter's 'I Get a Kick Out of You,' and will reprise her touching duet 'Flight' with McGinnis. Donnell will perform a duet with Foster, in addition to 'On the Streets of Dublin,' from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's A Man of No Importance. The concert is sponsored by Morgan Stanley and Reed Smith.

VIDEO: Barry Manilow Chats New 'My Dream Duets' Album on THE TALK
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 16, 2014

Music icon Barry Manilow stopped by CBS's THE TALK to discuss his latest album, 'My Dream Duets,' which features collaborations with late music legends like Whitney Houston, John Denver and Sammy Davis, Jr.

VIDEO: Barry Manilow Talks New Album 'Dream Duets' & More on TODAY
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 15, 2014

Barry Manilow stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about his new album 'Dream Duets' in which modern technology enabled him to team up with legendary singers Whitney Houston and Marilyn Monroe.

FIRST LISTEN: Barry Manilow Duets with Louis Armstrong on 'Wonderful World'
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 20, 2014

'What A Wonderful World/What A Wonderful Life' with Louis Armstrong is available on Barry Manilow's new album, MY DREAM DUETS in stores October 27th.


John Denver Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has John Denver written?
John Denver has written 1 shows including Almost Heaven: Songs and Stories of John Denver (Source Material).