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Old 07-29-2017, 03:10 PM
 
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I enjoyed the heck out of John back in his heyday. Grandma's Feather Bed. Toledo Ohio. Forest Lawn. Good (great) stuff.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S8Q2M4CBVU
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:19 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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I enjoyed the heck out of John back in his heyday. Grandma's Feather Bed. Toledo Ohio. Forest Lawn. Good (great) stuff.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S8Q2M4CBVU
You can almost hear the smile on John's face on one of the recordings I have of this song.

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Old 07-29-2017, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I love this song by John Denver:

https://youtu.be/wKPmoLxAqCM

What a beautiful voice that man had, and he really seemed like a genuinely nice guy. I hate that we lost him.
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:42 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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I love this song by John Denver:

https://youtu.be/wKPmoLxAqCM

What a beautiful voice that man had, and he really seemed like a genuinely nice guy. I hate that we lost him.
His voice remained rich until the end. The guy was very complex. Fame, life, anxiety, personal failures forever changed him.
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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What a talent. Sadly, he wasn't regarded as such by many in the industry. Perhaps Love, which he wrote, is a favorite. He recorded it as a duet with Plácido Domingo, but I also love his solo. Another favorite was I'm Sorry. He did a lot of substitute-hosting for Johnny Carson in the early 70's (as someone said, Far out!! lol)--back when they did that rather than airing reruns.

When he died in that tragic accident, I read that they had to ID his remains using fingerprints from his arrest records. How sad.
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:23 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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A big loss, a first rate entertainer & singer.
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Can't believe it's been 20 years! Always loved his songs and his voice.
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:06 AM
 
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Wow! Has it really been 20 years? If anyone had just asked me, I would've said about 8 or 9 years. Yes, where does the time go?

I feel the same.

I was not a huge fan, but when I would hear him sing "Country Roads", it always made me feel happy, because he sang it so joyfully.

I remember saying "Far out!", and so did all of my friends.
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:18 AM
 
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What a talent. Sadly, he wasn't regarded as such by many in the industry. Perhaps Love, which he wrote, is a favorite. He recorded it as a duet with Plácido Domingo, but I also love his solo. Another favorite was I'm Sorry. He did a lot of substitute-hosting for Johnny Carson in the early 70's (as someone said, Far out!! lol)--back when they did that rather than airing reruns.

When he died in that tragic accident, I read that they had to ID his remains using fingerprints from his arrest records. How sad.

I would disagree with your assesment of you opinion on how the "industry regarded him".No one questioned his singing or songwriting ability for that he was always well respected and regarded,it was he ventured out of that that he was not very well received .John Denver was a great singer /songwriter but not a good actor or as you pointed out TV host.Even his TV specials were boring unless he was singing.
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:23 AM
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Location: Spurs Country
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Wow, 20 years already. I remember hearing the news of his untimely passing. I recently returned from a guided trip to California and we went by the place on the ocean where his plane went down. Our guide pointed it out to us.

Thinking of his songs now brings back good memories.
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