Skip to comments.Does anybody remember John Denver?
Posted on 01/13/2018 9:46:22 AM PST by SamAdams76
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Wish I could have seen him live.
It seems like Denver was either a really nice guy in person, or a jerk.
I read somewhere that he was known for getting angry at people who asked for his autograph.
That always bugged me, as he seemed so approachable.
Like Will Ferrell, seems like it would be fun to meet him, but he is always at the top of the list for "worst celebrities in real life".
Maybe it's just the autograph thing.
Whenever I meet a celebrity, I never ask for an autograph.
A nod of the head or a handshake would be fine for me.
I travelled a lot on business and over the years I would by chance meet certain people in hotels or restaurants or trendy bars. But he was by far the most genuine celebrity I ever met.
On one of his live albums, he talked about how when he was starting out how he played his guitar while sitting on a lifeguard stand by the ocean.
He said " I was thrilled that *someone* would enjoy my songs. Now I've been told we've just played to 25,000 people!"
I wager he was humble, until he "made it", then it went to his head.
In the song "This Old Guitar" he mentions how his guitar "gave him his lovely lady, and I guess it tore us apart"
I think he was alluding to that.
Far out, man!
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