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Denver and Floyd Pepper at the Grammy Awards.

John Denver (1943-1997) was a popular American country and folk singer-songwriter, environmental activist and actor during the 1970s. His hits include "Annie's Song," "Sunshine on My Shoulders," "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," "I'm Sorry" (all #1s), "Rocky Mountain High" and "Take Me Home Country Roads." He also starred in Carl Reiner's 1977 comedy Oh, God!, opposite George Burns in the title role.

Denver died in a light plane crash off the California coast on October 12, 1997.

Muppet-related Appearances

1979: Guest star on The Muppet Show episode 401

1979: Hosted ABC-TV special John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together; also released an album of same title. Both the TV special and album include renditions of his self-penned Christmas songs "Alfie the Christmas Tree" and "A Baby Just Like You."

1983: Hosted ABC-TV special Rocky Mountain Holiday; also released an album of same title.

1983: John and Floyd Pepper perform "Gone Fishin'" from Rocky Mountain Holiday at the Grammy Awards show.

1983: John appeared in the "Great Muppet Look-Alike Contest" in Muppet Magazine issue 1, paired with Scooter.

1990: Cameo appearance in TV special The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

1990: Windstar Records reissues A Christmas Together album on CD.

1996: LaserLight releases a second reissue of A Christmas Together on CD, with proceeds going to Plant-It 2000, a charity endorsed by Denver.

1999: Brian Henson pays tribute to Denver in an intro to his episode of The Muppet Show. This would appear in 2002 on Time-Life's DVD release of the episode.

2003: Rocky Mountain Holiday special is reissued on DVD by Columbia/Sony. (The plane flying segment with Rowlf is cut, in sensitivity to the nature of Denver's passing.)

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