John Denver (born with the name Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist, and poet. He was born December 31in Roswell, New Mexico, U.S. He is one of the most popular acoustic artists in the 1970s era.He recorded and released around 300 songs, of which, 200 he is the one who composed. In 1977, he was known Poet Laureate of Colorado. The songs like "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Rocky Mountain High", "Sunshine on My Shoulders", "Thank God I'm a Country Boy", "Annie's Song" and "Calypso", "Leaving on a Jet Plane", gained popularity worldwide.
In 1969, he left his band life to follow a solo career and released his first album Rhymes and Reasons for RCA Records. Two years later, he had made a self-produced demo recording of the numerous songs he played at his concerts. He add in the demo a song called "Babe I Hate to Go," which change into "Leaving on A Jet Plane." Denver made numerous copies and gave them out as gifts for Christmas.
In 1970, he recorded two more albums namely "Take Me to Tomorrow" and "Whose Garden Was This?" which featured the songs he had composed while driving in the American Midwest. But this albums was not as successful as the previous.