When John Denver died in a plane crash in October 1997, the world lost not just a popular singer, but a songwriter whose work touched the hearts of millions.
Among the 300 or so songs that he recorded, some 200 he wrote. He had 33 gold records, and was uncommonly successful in crossing genre lines, from country to adult contemporary to the Billboard Hot 100. .
Both Colorado and West Virginia have adopted John Denver songs as official state songs.
In 1994, John Denver published his autobiography, called Take Me Home. And that’s when I met him.
So here now, from 1994, John Denver.
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