September 24, 2015
Throwback Thursday to September 22, 1985 – the first Farm Aid concert! Watch John Denver with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band perform “Back Home Again.”
Farm Aid celebrated 30 years last weekend with a concert in Chicago. The nonprofit organization, whose mission is to keep family farmers on the land, began with a concert on September 22, 1985, featuring many musicians including John Denver and Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp. Find out more about Farm Aid here:https://www.farmaid.org.
August 13, 2015
In honor of this week’s Perseid metor shower, #TBT #throwbackthursday to the summer of 1972: “‘Rocky Mountain High’ was written during the first summer we lived in the Rocky Mountains. I was starting to go camping and fishing, and doing other things that I’d wanted to do all my life, and in the place where I most wanted to be. Everything was new and full of possibility, and I was so happy. I found some new friends and lost an old friend… One night on a camping trip to watch the Perseid meteor shower, when it was literally “raining fire in the sky,” I started writing this very personal song of my rebirth.”
~ John Denver, on writing “Rocky Mountain High”
August 3, 2015
The state of Colorado turned 139 this weekend. Happy Birthday to the inspiration for many of John’s songs!
July 24, 2015
Clipping from the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Friday, March 7th, 1980. Jerry Weintraub, you will be missed.
June 25, 2015
Throwback Thursday: May 8, 1975: Rolling Stone Magazine interviewed John Denver
May 6, 2015
John Denver had a style all his own, and over the years we’ve had a lot of requests for shirts like John’s. Now our friends at Rockmount Ranch Wear are working on John Denver-inspired designs and we want your input! Check out the four designs at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GV6MJ3R and let us know which one you’d like to see come to fruition. The most popular design will be put into production and will be available this summer.
April 22, 2015
The cry of a loon on a lake in the night
Dreams that are born in the dawn’s early light
The laughter that sings in the heart of a child,
Freedom that flies to the call of the wild,
The stars that appear in the loss of the sun,
Whispering winds, ‘We are one, we are one’…
Celebrate Earth Day, every day,
Celebrate Earth Day, every day
Celebrate land and sea
Celebrate you and me
Celebrate Earth Day, every day
March 20, 2015
Doris Day & John Denver sing “Sunshine Medley” from “Doris Day Today” (1975), including Walkin’ In The Sunshine / You Are The Sunshine Of My Life/ Sunshine, Lollipops, & Rainbows / You Are My Sunshine / Sunshine On My Shoulders / Walkin’ In The Sunshine.
March 12, 2015
John Denver’s Autobiography, “Take Me Home,” was published in 1994 and later released as an audio book on CD read by John himself. The book in all formats has been out of print for some years, but it’s now available in paperback, digital audio download, and Kindle versions.
March 6, 2015
The documentary, premiered on BBC Four in 2013 in recognition of what would have been Denver’s 70th birthday. The one-hour film features interviews with many important figures who knew Denver best, including his widow Annie Denver, producer Milton Okun, manager Jerry Weintraub, musicians James Burton and Paul Prestopino, and many others.
“Country Boy” will also be available on DVD as a thank-you gift for PBS’ pledge drive. Also available as a PBS thank-you is “All of My Memories: The John Denver Collection.” On November 4th, 2014, Legacy Recordings released”All of My Memories: The John Denver Collection.” This deluxe 90-song, 4-CD box set, representing virtually every one of the studio and live albums Denver recorded in his lifetime, encompasses hit singles and signature album tracks, demos, promotional rarities, limited edition and private pressings, and a total of six previously unreleased tracks. The set is truly a comprehensive overview of his more than three decades of recording.