Don Cornell stage name of Luigi Francisco Varlaro (April 21, 1919 in New York City - February 23, 2004 in Aventura, Florida) was a popular singer of the 1940s and 1950s.
Cornell got his start with trumpeter Red Nichols and big band leader Sammy Kaye before going solo. He sold over 50 million records. Among his hits were "It Isn't Fair," "I'm Yours," "I'll Walk Alone," and "Hold My Hand." In 1993, he was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame.
He died of advanced emphysema and diabetes.
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He died of advanced emphysema and diabetes. After its release these versions were used for airplay despite differing in subtle but important ways from the original versions; generally, they are more polished. Among his hits were "It Isn't Fair," "I'm Yours," "I'll Walk Alone," and "Hold My Hand." In 1993, he was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame. †† The first "Greatest Hits" album is important historically because it contains new, revisionist recordings of several hit songs. He sold over 50 million records. † Albums widely considered to be among Denver's most important works. Cornell got his start with trumpeter Red Nichols and big band leader Sammy Kaye before going solo. Releases).
Don Cornell stage name of Luigi Francisco Varlaro (April 21, 1919 in New York City - February 23, 2004 in Aventura, Florida) was a popular singer of the 1940s and 1950s. In chronological order, 1969-1991 (U.S. Denver recorded songs by Tom Paxton, Eric Anderson, David Mallet, and many others in the folk scene. Denver's early solo success was largely due to a recording of his Leaving, on a Jet Plane which was recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary. It became a number 1 hit for the group. The band's albums were released on Denver's Windstar label.
Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert appeared as singers and songwriters on many of Denver's albums up until forming the Starland Vocal Band in 1976. He recorded three albums with the Mitchell Trio, replacing Chad Mitchell himself as lead singer. His group Denver, Boise and Johnson released a single before he moved on to a solo career. Denver started his recording career with the Chad Mitchell Trio; his distinctive voice can be heard where he sings solo on Violets of Dawn. Although an eyewitness stated that she heard a pop and saw a puff of smoke.
Finally, due to Denver's preoccupation with the fuel selector, the aircraft entered a stall, and subsequently, a spin, both conditions of which the Long-EZ is more unforgiving than aircraft of more conventional design. Second, the design of the aircraft is such that the fuel selector is difficult to reach, being behind the left shoulder of the pilot. Third, on Denver's aircraft, the fuel selector handle had been replaced with a Vise Grips, complicating operation of the selector further. First, it is believed that the aircraft completed takeoff with the fuel selector set to an empty tank, so that only the small amount of fuel in the fuel lines was available to the engine. There were multiple, serial causes of the crash.
The mass media published inconsistent versions for the cause of the untimely plane crash. The result is a poignant and melodic film that records his final journeys into the wilderness and contains his last song, "Let this be a voice", composed while rafting along the Colorado River with his son and young daughter. In the months just prior to his death in a plane accident in 1997 at the age of only 53, Denver was filming an episode of the Nature series, centering on the natural wonders that inspired many of his best-loved songs. He became one of the few western singers widely known in the non-European world including Africa, India and South-East Asia.
His songs are characterised by their sweet melodies, elegant guitar-strumming and his soulful rendition of the lyrics. Songs such as 'Country Roads', 'Leaving on a Jet Plane', 'Rocky Mountain High' are popular the world over. Defying all conventional labels, John Denver held a singular place in American music: a songwriter whose immensely popular work was suffused with a deep and abiding kinship with the natural world. television specials: John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979) and John Denver and the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday (1982).
After an enjoyable experience as a guest on The Muppet Show, he recorded two Muppets. Denver had a keen interest in the causes of and solution to hunger, and visited Africa during the 1980s to witness first-hand the suffering caused by starvation and also to work with African leaders towards a solution. He also founded his own environmental group called the Windstar Foundation. He worked extensively on conservation projects and helped to create the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
Denver was recognized not only for his musical ability but also for his humanitarian work. Denver's plane had the fuel tank selector located behind his seat and it is believed he lost control while trying to engage the secondary fuel tank. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico, lived most of his adult life in Aspen, Colorado and died off the coast of Monterey, California while piloting a Rutan Long-EZ, an experimental fiberglass airplane. In 1994 Denver wrote an autobiography entitled Take Me Home.
Denver had a successful singing and songwriting career, and a minor career as an actor—his most notable film credit being in 1977's Oh, God! opposite George Burns. John Denver (December 31, 1943 - October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and sometimes actor. "Calypso" - A musical tribute to Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his crew. "Sunshine On My Shoulders".
"Take Me Home, Country Roads" - The de facto anthem of West Virginia, though it has no official status. "Leaving, On a Jet Plane". "Thank God I'm a Country Boy". "For Baby".
"Rocky Mountain High". "Annie's Song", written in the 1970s, for his wife Annie. Different Directions - 1991. Christmas, Like a Lullaby - 1990.
The Flower That Shattered the Stone - 1990. Earth Songs - 1990. Higher Ground - 1989. One World - 1986.
Dreamland Express - 1985. 3 - 1984. Greatest Hits Vol. Rocky Mountain Holiday (with The Muppets) - 1983.
It's About Time - 1983. Seasons of the Heart - 1982. Some Days Are Diamonds - 1981. Autograph - 1980.
A Christmas Together (with The Muppets) - 1979. John Denver (JD) - 1978. I Want To Live - 1977. 2 - 1977.
Greatest Hits Vol. Spirit - 1976. Rocky Mountain Christmas - 1975. Windsong - 1975 †.
An Evening with John Denver (live) - 1975. Back Home Again - 1974. Greatest Hits - 1973 ††. Farewell Andromeda - 1973.
Rocky Mountain High - 1972 †. Aerie - 1972. Poems, Prayers, and Promises - 1971 †. Whose Garden Was This? - 1970.
Take Me To Tomorrow - 1970. Rhymes & Reasons - 1969 †.