American singer-songwriter John Denver the Mountain Man is renowned for his contributions to rock, country, and folk music. Denver started playing music in the early 1960s, found success with folk ensembles, and finally went solo, becoming one of the most admired acoustic performers of all time. With more than 300 tracks recorded under his name, Denver has sold more than 33 million records globally.
Denver’s music was characterized by themes of nature and rural life in general, as well as sometimes expressions of resentment at the metropolitan lifestyle, singing along with his love of music and other personal hardships. Denver was more than just an artist; he was also a political activist and a humanitarian who spoke up for the welfare of indigenous peoples and the environment. He primarily concentrated on sustainability and conservation initiatives, viewing the significant global hunger problem as an urgent threat that must be eliminated.
Here is John Denver’s last public concert before he died in a horrific plane crash on October 12, 1997, in honor of his achievements and morals.