John Denver (I) (1943–1997)

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His birth occurred on Friday, December 31st, 1943, as the son of an Air Force officer, Denver was constantly moved from state to state and country to country. It was in Tucson, Arizona, that his grandmother gave him his first acoustic guitar, a gift that would prove an icebreaker when meeting other students at the many new schools in which he was ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Armageddon Soundtrack
Oh, God! Jerry Landers
The John Denver Show Self - Host


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 1988 Higher Ground (TV Movie) (music consultant)
 1978 Alaska, the American Child (Documentary) (songs by)
 1975 Olivia Newton-John: Follow Me (Music Video short) (music and lyrics by)
 1975 Sunshine (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1974 The Rangers (TV Movie) (lyricist: theme music)
 1974 Sierra (TV Series) (lyricist - 10 episodes)
- The Fawn (1974) ... (lyricist: theme music)
- Time Off (1974) ... (lyricist: theme music)
- The Trek (1974) ... (lyricist: theme music)
- Tails, You Lose (1974) ... (lyricist: theme music)
- Holiday (1974) ... (lyricist: theme music)
 1973 Sunshine (TV Movie) (original songs: words and music)
 1971 Eagle and the Hawk (TV Special documentary) (music arranger) / (music performer)
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Other Works:

(album) Rhymes and Reasons See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Boise and Johnson Denver


5' 10" (1.78 m)


Cassandra Delaney  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »


Henry J. Deutschendorf II (niece or nephew) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[testifying before the Senate in 1985] Let me be clear--I'm strongly opposed to censorship of any kind in our society or anywhere else in the world. I've had in my experience two encounters with this sort of censorship. My song "Rocky Mountain High" was banned from many radio stations as a drug-related song. This was obviously done by people who have never seen or been to the Rocky Mountains and ... See more »


Children from marriage with Annie Martell; Zachary and Anna Kate (adopted). See more »


Wore wire framed glasses

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