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-songwriter, activist, and humanitarian whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Denver has received more than 12,921,267 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). John Denver is the 164th most popular singer (up from 220th in 2019), the 1,068th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,366th in 2019) and the 52nd 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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  • 50

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  • 3.13

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  • 5.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, John Denver ranks 164 out of 3,541Before him are Suzi Quatro, Manu Chao, Otis Redding, Susan Boyle, Thomas Anders, and Astrud Gilberto. After him are Chester Bennington, Bryan Ferry, Tony Bennett, Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Al Jarreau, and Ofra Haza.

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Among people born in 1943, John Denver ranks 55Before him are Raffaella Carrà, Lorenzo Sanz, Eduard Limonov, Mario Botta, Ulay, and Antonio Tabucchi. After him are Hanna Schygulla, Helmut Marko, Jean-Louis Tauran, Wolfgang Overath, Esma Redžepova, and Neale Donald Walsch. Among people deceased in 1997, John Denver ranks 42Before him are Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, Alfred Hershey, Nikolai Tikhonov, Chien-Shiung Wu, Shoichi Yokoi, and Cornelius Castoriadis. After him are Dodi Fayed, John Eccles, Chaim Herzog, Marco Ferreri, Georg Solti, and Stéphane Grappelli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Denver ranks 1,068 out of 15,968Before him are Gerald Edelman (1929), Lyonel Feininger (1871), Danny Aiello (1933), R. Lee Ermey (1944), Liliʻuokalani (1838), and Adam West (1928). After him are Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), Mary Ainsworth (1913), Calamity Jane (1852), Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794), Richard Thaler (1945), and Bernard Herrmann (1911).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, John Denver ranks 52Before him are Kris Kristofferson (1936), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Billy Joel (1949), Ben E. King (1938), Suzi Quatro (1950), and Otis Redding (1941). After him are Chester Bennington (1976), Tony Bennett (1926), Al Jarreau (1940), Laura Branigan (1952), Bill Withers (1938), and Tori Amos (1963).