First: John Denver is no relation to Bob Denver from Gilligan’s Island and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. John’s actual last name is Deutschendorf, which explains why he changed it to Denver. That, and he was really into Colorado. He placed four songs in the Top Ten during the early Seventies for a total of 26 weeks there. He had two #1’s, both in 1974.
His first #1 was “Sunshine On My Shoulders,” which was released in late 1973 and reached the Top Ten in March 1974.
His second was “Annie’s Song,” which reached the Top Ten in June.
John had a long and successful career from the Sixties to the Nineties, in film and television as well as his recordings. He died in 1997 when the plane he was flying crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
John Denver, your Two for Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
from The Sound of One Hand Typing