John Denver: Man for the World

John Denver: Man for the World

by John Stansfield

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John Denver was a singer, songwriter, performer, and humanitarian. He was one of the most popular performing artists of the 1970's. He released more than three hundred songs, composing about half of them himself. Denver hosted a television series and performed in movies. He was named 'Poet Laureate of Colorado' in 1977 and his song Rocky Mountain High was named as a state song for Colorado in March 2007.

John Denver also used his musical talents to make the world a better place. He expressed his belief in the power of music this way—

“Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics, or the expression of our love and faith, music proves we are the same.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865410992
Publisher: Filter Press, LLC
Publication date: 12/09/2010
Series: Now You Know Bio , #10
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 106
Sales rank: 1,117,886
File size: 809 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

For more than thirty years, storyteller and author John Stansfield has recounted
stories of notable people from Colorado history. His book Writers of the American West: Multicultural Learning Encounters (Teacher Ideas Press, 2002) earned a Colorado Authors’ League Award and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. He previously wrote Enos Mills: Rocky Mountain Naturalist (Filter Press, 2005) for the Now You Know Bio series. Stansfield presents a one-man show reenacting the life of Enos Mills.

He teaches storytelling as a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of
Colorado–Colorado Springs. John spends his spare time working to protect Colorado’s wild places. For these efforts, the Wilderness Society presented him an Environmental Heroes Award in 2004. He and his wife, Carol, live in Larkspur, Colorado, on the high divide between the South Platte and Arkansas Rivers at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.

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