Skip to comments.Does anybody remember John Denver?
Posted on 01/13/2018 9:46:22 AM PST by SamAdams76
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He died in a plane crash.
He would just climb into a plane and go up into the sky. The one time, he did not come down safely.
If I recall correctly, he ran out of gas over Monterrey Bay.
It only takes one time not to come down safely to die.
He died in an experimental plane he was flying that crashed into the ocean in Calif. Hi songs were awesome.
That’s “Monterey” with one r. “Monterrey” is in Mexico.
He had a lot of other good music. "Farewell, Andromeda" and "Cold Nights in Canada," for example.
He was heavily into "est," the self-actualization system devised by Werner Erhard, and it seemed to work for him ... for a while. He fell out of favor and started drinking, divorced his wife (the subject of "Annie's Song") and hit a low point.
But he was rebuilding his life when he crashed into the Pacific Ocean in an experimental aircraft. He was the son of an Air Force father and loved to fly.
I remember watching his Christmas specials as a kid. Beautiful scenery and wonderful music. He had an easy unforced voice like James Taylor.
John Denver...he would just get into an airplane and fly up into the sky! That's how he rolled.
I wasn’t a fan, but I saw him at the Forum in the late 70’s. It was an amazing concert. The concert was in the round. His band took a break but he continued to play and sing until they returned.
Not a favorite of mine, but he could write. Rocky Mountain High, Thank God Im A Country Boy, Country Roads, Fly Away (with ONJ), Calypso and my favorite of his set Shanghai Breezes. All big bits off the top of my head with no Internet search.
No, but I remember Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.
Oh, God! Im an ocean buoy!
I met him in the late 60s when he was a student at Texas Tech in Lubbock, TX. My aunt was the choir director at Pioneer Methodist Church in Lubbock and John sang in her choir. He was also a regular at her dinner table and always brought his guitar for after dinner. He was a nice guy and always had time to talk with the kids....red
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