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John Denver

1943 - 1997

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Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer and songwriter. He is known for popularizing acoustic folk music in the 1970s as part of the ongoing singer-songwriter movement of the mid-to-late 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Denver has received more than 17,584,879 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). John Denver is the 160th most popular singer (up from 164th in 2019), the 1,029th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,067th in 2019) and the 57th most popular American Singer.

John Denver was a singer and songwriter who wrote and performed many popular songs, including "Rocky Mountain High," "Sunshine on My Shoulders," and "Annie's Song."

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  • 61.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 53

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  • 3.08

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  • 5.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, John Denver ranks 160 out of 3,528Before him are Ibrahim Ferrer, Chris Norman, Paul Anka, Mirella Freni, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and Chester Bennington. After him are Bob Geldof, Alessandro Moreschi, Birgit Nilsson, Eduard Khil, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Anatoliy Solovianenko.

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Among people born in 1943, John Denver ranks 65Before him are Mario Botta, Sam Shepard, Antonio Tabucchi, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson. After him are Eduard Limonov, Esma Redžepova, Vint Cerf, Pervez Musharraf, Bernard Tapie, and Arthur Ashe. Among people deceased in 1997, John Denver ranks 44Before him are Dodi Fayed, John Eccles, Alfred Hershey, Nikolai Tikhonov, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, and John Kendrew. After him are Chien-Shiung Wu, Charles Brenton Huggins, Georg Solti, Louis, Prince Napoléon, Cornelius Castoriadis, and Bulat Okudzhava.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Denver ranks 1,029 out of 18,182Before him are Thomas Huckle Weller (1915), John Holmes (1944), Chris Isaak (1956), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), Clifford Shull (1915), and Rudy Giuliani (1944). After him are Jeremy Renner (1971), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Robert Wise (1914), Larry King (1933), Edna Purviance (1895), and Robert F. Furchgott (1916).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, John Denver ranks 57Before him are Laura Branigan (1952), Billy Joel (1949), Otis Redding (1941), Tony Bennett (1926), Dr. Dre (1965), and Chester Bennington (1976). After him are Ben E. King (1938), Neil Diamond (1941), Tori Amos (1963), George Benson (1943), Etta James (1938), and Sam Cooke (1931).