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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
By United Press International
John Denver nominated for ski honor

John Denver nominated for ski honor

ASPEN, Colo., April 9 (UPI) -- The late singer John Denver is among this year's nominees for induction into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum Hall of Fame, organizers said.

Unrecorded John Denver song a music video

ASHLAND, Ore., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. folk singer John Denver's final song, which he performed but never had a chance to record in a studio, has been made into a music video.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.
By United Press International

Police cite man for 'rocking out'

FOND DU LAC, Wis., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Police in Wisconsin said an officer issued a citation to a man for "rocking out" to John Denver music too loudly in his apartment.
Sandy Koufax an alleged Madoff victim

Sandy Koufax an alleged Madoff victim

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Pitching great Sandy Koufax and Bernard Madoff's defense lawyer were on a list of potential victims released Thursday in bankruptcy court in New York.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 31, 2007.
By United Press International

Denver has new CD 10 years after death

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A new John Denver album, featuring rare concert recordings, is being released to mark the 10th anniversary of the U.S. folk singer's death.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Dec. 31, the 365th and last day of 2005.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 31, the 366th and last day of 2004.
By United Press International

DeGeneres to star in 'Oh, God!' remake

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres will star in a remake of the 1977 comedy "Oh, God!," Daily Variety said Monday.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 31, the 365th and last day of 2003.
By United Press International
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John Denver
ORIGINAL CAPTION: Frank Sinatra (L) and John Denver (R), in a "back-to-back" co-booking, relax during their engagement at Harrah's Tahoe. Denver appears at the dinner shows and Sinatra at the midnight shows. In appreciation to the 1,150 hotel employees, the duo will entertain them with a wee-hour, special free show on August 6, 1975. Prior to the August 1, 1975 opener, the hotel received more than 670, 000 reservation calls in a week. (UPI PHOTO/HO/FILES)
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John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist, and poet. One of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s, Denver recorded and released around 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed. He was named Poet Laureate of Colorado in 1977. Songs such as "Leaving on a Jet Plane", "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Rocky Mountain High", "Sunshine on My Shoulders", "Thank God I'm a Country Boy", "Annie's Song" and "Calypso" attained worldwide popularity.

Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., was born in Roswell, New Mexico, to Erma Louise Swope and Lt. Col. Henry John Deutschendorf, Sr., an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (who set three speed records in the B-58 Hustler bomber and earned a place in the Air Force Hall of Fame), was of German ancestry, met and married his "Oklahoma Sweetheart", Denver's mother, who was Irish and German Catholic, and it was her mother who imbued Denver with his love of music. In his autobiography, Take Me Home, Denver described his life as the eldest son of a family shaped by a stern father who couldn't show his love for his children.

Because Denver's father was in the military, the family moved often, making it difficult for young John to make friends and fit in with people of his own age. Constantly being the new kid was agony for the introverted child, and he grew up always feeling as if he should be somewhere else, but never knowing where that "right" place was. While living in Tucson, Arizona, Denver was a member of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus for two years. Denver was happy living in Tucson, but his father was transferred to Montgomery, Alabama, then in the midst of the Montgomery boycotts. The family later moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where Denver graduated from Arlington Heights High School. Attending high school in Fort Worth was a distressing experience for the disenfranchised Denver. In his third year of high school, he borrowed his father's car and ran away to California to visit family friends and begin his music career. His father flew to California to bring him back, and Denver unhappily returned to finish high school.

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