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  • I like to say that I am more than a John Denver fan, I am a lover of his music, his message and the man he was and the spirit he is. Ever since I was nine years old and heard his songs, my life was changed forever. It opened my eyes to wonder and beauty of nature all around me and the importance of unity on this planet, in this universe. As a science teacher, I incorporated his message in my teaching. ^^^ I was extremely fortunate to have “met” him, briefly, in person on two separate occasions at concerts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Waiting at the back door after a concert at the Riverside Theatre, he had a white cowboy hat in his lap, stuck his hand out the limo window, shook my hand and thanked me for coming to his concert. ^^^ Another time after a concert at the Summerfest grounds; it was pouring rain in a thunderstorm. Most people had already left or ran for cover, and as I was walking past the stage where he had just performed, he stuck his head out the backstage door, looking for his transport. I was soaking wet, and he invited me to come in out of the rain. I stumbled up the stairs and he caught my hand and helped me in the door. He asked me if I had been to and how I liked the concert. I was stunned. Tears started running down my face. I finally got out that I loved it and how I loved his music and loved him. A car honked, he smiled, pecked me on the cheek and said “thank you darlin’.” He asked the stage crew to let me stay until the rain let up, and he was gone. Kind, sweet, unforgettable. ^^^ This might sound crazy, and it might just be me, but I swear there are times when I undeniably feel his spirit presence. On one such occasion, I looked out my window where I was living in the Sierra foothills, and staring back at me was a glorious red tail hawk. We looked at each other for a while when it dawned on me to get my camera. I was afraid my movement might scare him away, but when I came back, the hawk still there, I took a picture and felt compelled to whisper, “Thank you John”. And at that, he crooked his head, opened his wings and flew away. I’ve had other such experiences where what occurred seemed to be, undeniably, connected to him or one of his songs. In any case, I feel his spirit lives on; and each of us, who do what we do to continue his legacy and remembrance, has John Denver’s Spirit with us. (I have a non-profit blog, entitled John Denver Spirit which I invite you to visit. It is still in its beginning stages. I welcome you to please add your comments and experience http://www.johndenverspirt.blogspot.com Arlene Marie Pitts

    I like to say that I am more than a John Denver fan, I am a lover of his music, his message and the man he was and the spirit he is. Ever since I was nine years old and heard his songs, my life was changed forever. It opened my eyes to wonder and beauty of nature all around me and the importance of unity on this planet, in this universe. As a science teacher, I incorporated his message in my teaching. ^^^ I was extremely fortunate to have “met” him, briefly, in person on two separate occasions at concerts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Waiting at the back door after a concert at the Riverside Theatre, he had a white cowboy hat in his lap, stuck his hand out the limo window, shook my hand and thanked me for coming to his concert. ^^^ Another time after a concert at the Summerfest grounds; it was pouring rain in a thunderstorm. Most people had already left or ran for cover, and as I was walking past the stage where he had just performed, he stuck his head out the backstage door, looking for his transport. I was soaking wet, and he invited me to come in out of the rain. I stumbled up the stairs and he caught my hand and helped me in the door. He asked me if I had been to and how I liked the concert. I was stunned. Tears started running down my face. I finally got out that I loved it and how I loved his music and loved him. A car honked, he smiled, pecked me on the cheek and said “thank you darlin’.” He asked the stage crew to let me stay until the rain let up, and he was gone. Kind, sweet, unforgettable. ^^^ This might sound crazy, and it might just be me, but I swear there are times when I undeniably feel his spirit presence. On one such occasion, I looked out my window where I was living in the Sierra foothills, and staring back at me was a glorious red tail hawk. We looked at each other for a while when it dawned on me to get my camera. I was afraid my movement might scare him away, but when I came back, the hawk still there, I took a picture and felt compelled to whisper, “Thank you John”. And at that, he crooked his head, opened his wings and flew away. I’ve had other such experiences where what occurred seemed to be, undeniably, connected to him or one of his songs. In any case, I feel his spirit lives on; and each of us, who do what we do to continue his legacy and remembrance, has John Denver’s Spirit with us. (I have a non-profit blog, entitled John Denver Spirit which I invite you to visit. It is still in its beginning stages. I welcome you to please add your comments and experience http://www.johndenverspirt.blogspot.com Arlene Marie Pitts

  • Ursula Case

    Ursula Case

    Great site! I fell in love with that voice and the message in his songs in early 1974; saw him in concert summer 1974 in Kalamazoo Michigan and many times after through the years. No one will ever replace him but the music will live forever. The poetry, the lyrical quality of the tunes all performed in that amazing voice that simply got better with time. He lived his life in front of us all with his music and poems and at the same time spoke of both the joys and heartaches that were happening to all of us as we grew up and older. He was taken much too soon. Looking forward to my first return visit to Aspen this October 2017 to join the celebration of his life and music.

    Great site! I fell in love with that voice and the message in his songs in early 1974; saw him in concert summer 1974 in Kalamazoo Michigan and many times after through the years. No one will ever replace him but the music will live forever. The poetry, the lyrical quality of the tunes all performed in that amazing voice that simply got better with time. He lived his life in front of us all with his music and poems and at the same time spoke of both the joys and heartaches that were happening to all of us as we grew up and older. He was taken much too soon. Looking forward to my first return visit to Aspen this October 2017 to join the celebration of his life and music.

  • Ed Roach

    Ed Roach California

    I first heard John in concert at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968-69 and have been a No. 1 fan since. At age 78 I am looking forward to my first visit to Aspen for the John Denver Celebration.

    I first heard John in concert at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968-69 and have been a No. 1 fan since. At age 78 I am looking forward to my first visit to Aspen for the John Denver Celebration.

  • Stephany

    Stephany Boston, MA

    Love your website and what you're doing to keep JD's memory alive. Looking forward to Aspen in October!

    Love your website and what you're doing to keep JD's memory alive. Looking forward to Aspen in October!

  • Lynn Polochock

    Lynn Polochock Sodus, NY

    Can't wait for Aspen in October!!!!!!

    Can't wait for Aspen in October!!!!!!

  • JC

    JC Silverthorne Colo

    Nice job Willie! Great music for a great cause, keep music in the school system

    Nice job Willie! Great music for a great cause, keep music in the school system

  • Carolina

    Carolina Santiago, CHILE - South America

    I love John Denver and his music and all what is related to him. Glad to know the tributes artists have a special place here to keep on spreading John's songs all over the globe. especially to give the new generations the opportunity to know JD - Great website!!!

    I love John Denver and his music and all what is related to him. Glad to know the tributes artists have a special place here to keep on spreading John's songs all over the globe. especially to give the new generations the opportunity to know JD - Great website!!!

  • Linda

    Linda WV

    Hi guys I just wanted you to know that the site looks great and sounds great and this is the first time I was able to view it on my laptop. Thank you again!

    Hi guys I just wanted you to know that the site looks great and sounds great and this is the first time I was able to view it on my laptop. Thank you again!

  • Lynn Polochock

    Lynn Polochock Sodus, NY

    I can't wait 'til October! Simply AWESOME, Willie!

    I can't wait 'til October! Simply AWESOME, Willie!

  • Linda Brown

    Linda Brown West Virginia

    Looking great!....this is very exciting!

    Looking great!....this is very exciting!