Today, as we gather to celebrate what would have been John Denver's 80th birthday, it feels like the perfect time to look back on the life and legacy of this extraordinary artist and human being. John, born on December 31, 1943, in Roswell, New Mexico, captured the hearts of millions with his music and his deep love for nature and humanity.
John Denver’s Estate is Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain High- Concert Special to Air on PBS in Spring 2023
Now he walks in quiet solitude the forests and the streams
Seeking grace in every step he takes
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake
And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky…”
John Denver's Estate celebrates 50th Anniversary of 'Rocky Mountain High,' concert special to air on PBS spring 2023
This week, the John Denver estate is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his beloved song, Rocky Mountain High. The title track from his 1972 album is officially recognized as a state song of Colorado as of 2007. It was written while Denver was camping in the Rocky Mountains during the Perseid Meteor Shower, expressing his love and wonder for his adopted state.
John Denver's 'Rocky Mountain High' 50th Anniversary reissue out today, limited edition blue vinyl available now
50th Anniversary of John Denver's 'Rocky Mountain High' with Colorado Symphony Orchestra taking place Sept 8
For the first time, newly discovered lyrics by John Denver will see the light of day on Earth Day, April 22nd, thanks to the esteemed Americana band Railroad Earth. The celebrated band wrote music to the unseen lyrics, unearthed by the late artist’s estate. The tracks will be available on a special 7 inch vinyl being sold at music retailers as well as digitally.
The John Denver Estate marks the twentieth anniversary of Denver’s untimely death on October 12 with a slew of new releases and programs including a new single, an album release, two museum exhibits and new availability of Denver’s 1994 autobiography.
On a paradisiacal Denver day for a special concert celebration, John Denver’s former band mates and his friends gathered along with the versatile Colorado Symphony to pay tribute to the Poet Laureate of the state at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver. There was a large screen visible with John Denver often singing to an enduring older crowd often singing along.