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.
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.”””
Denver was test-flying a plane he wanted to buy. The builder/owner of the plane was a man taller than Denver.
Denver had moved the seat forward. When he needed to switch over to the reserve fuel tank, he could NOT REACH the lever. The TALLER man had built the plane to HIS specifications-—not for a small/shorter person.
That was the findings of the NTSB.
I miss Denver very much. A couple of ads use his music for background, and it makes me sentimental to hear his voice.
I love John Denver. My favorite songs are Annie’s Song and Matthew. All of his songs are wonderful. What beats Rocky Mountain High? The Best
The song was well liked here, also.