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Playlist: John Denver

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October 12, 2017 is the 20th anniversary of John Denver's death.

Back Home Again with John Denver

From Charlie Warren | 58:47

An extensive journal of the life and music of one of the most creative and popular performers of the late 20th Century.

Eyeing_the_pass__for_prx__small John Denver's music and comments about his life as a songwriter and performer, as revealed in interviews and his songs.  Includes top hit recordings and those less familiar, but revealing, meaningful, and sometimes humorous.  We're also reminded of his life as a husband, father, environmentalist, and adventurer.

JOHN DENVER: BACK HOME AGAIN

From Joyride Media | 54:31

One-hour radio special looks back on the life of John Denver

Default-piece-image-1 JOHN DENVER IS BEST KNOWN FOR HIT SONGS LIKE "LEAVING ON A JET PLANE" AND "ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH" BUT WHAT PEOPLE DON'T KNOW IS THAT JOHN DENVER FOUGHT FOR MANY CAUSES, OFTEN WAY AHEAD OF HIS TIME. HE ALSO BROKE GROUND AS AN AMERICAN MUSICIAN PLAYING IN CHINA AND THE FORMER SOVIET UNION. IN THE NEXT HOUR, WE'RE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT THE MANY FACETS OF JOHN DENVER FROM FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS AND DENVER HIMSELF.

Rocky Mountain High

From Song and Memory | 04:11

A song and memory story about a Christian summer camp, John Denver and a psychotherapeutic fad from the seventies.

Default-piece-image-2 In this story for the Song and Memory series, Jeffrey Carpenter remembers summers spent at church camp in the Colorado Rockies. Every night, campers would gather around a fire and sing John Denver songs, and in paticular, "Rocky Mountain High." Then, one summer, a counselor revealed the "true" nature of John Denver. The song is never quite the same for Jeffrey--and all the other campers.