‘The Official John Denver Celebration Concert’ inside scoop

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An unforgettable outtake from the 1994 “Very Best of John Denver” Heartland Music compilation cover shoot finds a blue denim and brown jacket-clad Denver strumming a National steel resonator guitar in the Great Outdoors. Image Credit: Studio Van Dijken / The Estate of John Denver / Pinterest
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Two posters depict “The Official John Denver Celebration Concert’s” December 2018 eight-city Australian tour as well as two United States shows — the Luhrs Performing Arts Center in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, on September 28 and the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville, Florida, on September 29. The late multi-faceted 1970s entertainer appears via video on guitar and vocals while actual members of his touring band provide live accompaniment and memories of the “Leaving on a Jet Plane” songwriter. Image Credit: The Estate of John Denver
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A retro black and white still finds an acoustic guitar-wielding John Denver back home on a concert stage in the late 1980s. Image Credit: The Estate of John Denver
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“You ain’t got no ambition, gone fishin’ — by a shady, wady pool, gone fishin’ — man, you really play it cool.” Colorado poet laureate John Denver stands on a solitary rock protruding alongside a pond’s edge as he spends an afternoon fly fishing. Image Credit: The Estate of John Denver / Pinterest
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John Denver poses against a beautiful fall backdrop featuring his beloved Colorado mountains in an image used for the 1983 RCA Victor CD reissue of “Greatest Hits Volume 2.” Image Credit: Vinyl Mailer / Sony Music Entertainment
Watch John Denver masterfully deliver “Rocky Mountain High,” one of his best known songs, live on May 20, 1981, in Tokyo, Japan, at the renowned Budokan venue featuring legendary sidemen James Burton, Glen D. Hardin, Hal Blaine, Jim Horn, and Herb Pedersen. Video Credit: Eagle Rock Entertainment

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