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American folk singer, songwriter, folk-rock musician, and humanitarian. John Denver ( � ), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., was one of the biggest selling artists of the s and probably the most popular. He recorded and released some 0 songs, about half of which he had written. His record sales made him one of the top five recording artists in the sales history of the music industry, including gold albums and 8 platinum albums in the U.S., and many gold and platinum sales overseas. His Greatest Hits album, with worldwide sales of over million, remains one of the largest selling albums in the history of RCA Records. Denver hosted numerous television specials, including several worldwide-televised concerts, and was the most frequent guest-host on The Tonight Show. A political and social activist, his major concerns were for the environment, the homeless, the poor, the African AIDS crisis, and hunger. He co-founded The Hunger Project, was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to serve on the President's Commission on World Hunger, founded the Windstar Foundation to promote sustainable living, and was the recipient of many awards and honors for his humanitarian efforts. He was recognized as the Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year in , was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was the first non-classical musician to receive the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Music Award. Denver published his autobiography, Take Me Home, in , and also published many songbooks, music instrumental teaching books, and children's books.
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