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Old 08-04-2017, 04:29 PM
 
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:23 PM
 
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Listen to all of the videos in total, including this one.

What is your point?
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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What is your point?
John was excommunicated from the old guard country music industry for being too hippie dippie. It was very different in those days. Crossing over genres was not the norm or accepted. Collective thinking? What's that?

Back then, country music was about the good old boys and girls (club) being true to country roots of oppression, suppression, bigotry, and misguided patriotism. Did every single country music artist feel that way? No. But the majority wielding power did...

John certainly loved his country, but he loved human life/human beings and nature more. He never approved of nuclear armament, destruction of rain forest, or kill or be killed. In short, John believed in peace and harmony.
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:14 AM
 
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John was excommunicated from the old guard country music industry for being too hippie dippie. It was very different in those days. Crossing over genres was not the norm or accepted. Collective thinking? What's that?

Back then, country music was about the good old boys and girls (club) being true to country roots of oppression, suppression, bigotry, and misguided patriotism. Did every single country music artist feel that way? No. But the majority wielding power did...

John certainly loved his country, but he loved human life/human beings and nature more. He never approved of nuclear armament, destruction of rain forest, or kill or be killed. In short, John believed in peace and harmony.
Who said he wasn't.Now you're talking about country music,I can name over a dozen artist all feel the same way...again what is your point?

John was a great,great singer /songwriter,whose musical roots were folk.Country and folk music have been closely compared for decades,look at Johns awards and accolades,pretty sure from the list country music liked JD .
Awards | John Denver

I can tell you are more than a fan but please,I have no idea where you are going with any of this
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:52 AM
 
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Who said he wasn't.Now you're talking about country music,I can name over a dozen artist all feel the same way...again what is your point?

John was a great,great singer /songwriter,whose musical roots were folk.Country and folk music have been closely compared for decades,look at Johns awards and accolades,pretty sure from the list country music liked JD .
Awards | John Denver

I can tell you are more than a fan but please,I have no idea where you are going with any of this

I must have misinterpreted. Sorry. My bad.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:47 PM
 
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So I'm curious. Who in this conversation has read "Take Me Home", and believes John Denver spoke the truth about his own life in his autobiography?

And follow up question, who can name another pop musicians of the 1960's and early 70's who was rejected by fellow musicians for being anti-war or being environmentalist?
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:14 AM
 
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So timely. My son has recently been really getting into JD and I said that he died the same year as Princess Diana and how sad it was.
I had literally just started to love him. Saw him live the year before he died - walked in not expecting much, walked out a MASSIVE fan and starting eating up all his music. He was a gentleman and a great song writer. I worked for the sound company that did the audio for his last tour (at the time) and everyone on the crew couldn't stop raving about what a great person he was.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:35 AM
 
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So I'm curious. Who in this conversation has read "Take Me Home", and believes John Denver spoke the truth about his own life in his autobiography?

And follow up question, who can name another pop musicians of the 1960's and early 70's who was rejected by fellow musicians for being anti-war or being environmentalist?

John might have felt that way but that was not the truth as I have pointed out.Springsteen ,Dylan,Crosby,Stills and Nash and Young as well as Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger,the Beatles..... again the list can go on.Sounds like you and others only want to concentrate on the negative instead of the great part about JD.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:56 PM
 
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I was a kid, I listened to John Denver and I thought he was cheesy because I was into rock but his song " Rocky mountain High " had a huge impact on me when I moved to Colorado. Sometimes people told me I looked like him when I was in High School. We took a ditch day and drove to Aspen I actually thought I might run into him...
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:10 AM
 
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Yep. That's right. This coming October will mark 20th anniversary of John's death. Where'd the time go?

This thread is open. Say what you want and feel.

Feel free to share your memories of the singer/songwriter.

But most of all, remember to be kind!
and the older we get the faster time flies. John Denver and Jim Crochie (spelling) were 2 of the best in their time and died way to young. Every time I hear John Denver's Country Road or Crochie singing South Side of Chicago I long for more like them today, but music has changed so much since the last century, especially the 50s to 80s.

I will add just one more thing: I don't really think his political views have much to do with his singing ability. As for country music, it is still pretty much the same as it was then, leans to the right, but again, that isn't what we are talking about here I don't think. Oh and I consider him more folk music than country.

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