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John Denver

John DenverAKA Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.

Born: 31-Dec-1943
Birthplace: Roswell, NM
Died: 12-Oct-1997
Location of death: Pacific Grove, CA
Cause of death: Accident - Airplane
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered over the Rocky Mountains)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Country Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rocky Mountain High

In 2007, ten years after his death, John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" was named Colorado's co-official song. It shares the honor with that old ode to the state, "Where the Columbines Grow."

Father: Henry John Deutschendorf (USAF Officer, b. 1920, d. 1982)
Mother: Ora Louisa Swope ("Erma Louise Swope", b. 1922, d. 17-Jan-2010)
Wife: Annie Martell (m. 9-Jun-1967, div. 1983)
Son: Zachary (adopted)
Daughter: Anna Kate (adopted)
Wife: Cassandra Delaney (m. 1988, div.)
Daughter: Jesse Belle

    High School: Arlington Heights High School, Fort Worth, TX
    University: Texas Tech University (dropped out)

    John Denver (1968-)
    The Chad Mitchell Trio Lead Singer (1965-68)
    Brill Building
    4-H Club
    Experimental Aircraft Association
    Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Texas Tech (1964)
    Grammy Best Musical Album For Children (1997)
    Grammy Hall of Fame Award (1998)
    Songwriters Hall of Fame 1996
    Ran Away From Home
    Traveled to the USSR Nov-1984
    Driving While Intoxicated Aug-1993
    Driving While Intoxicated 21-Aug-1994
    Died Intestate
    Risk Factors: Depression, Alcoholism

    The Christmas Gift (21-Dec-1986)
    Oh, God! (7-Oct-1977)

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