Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1974 John Denver's "Back Home Again" resided at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart?

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Here are 5 interesting facts about John Denver.

  • He was born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., on December 31, 1943, in Roswell, New Mexico, to parents Henry John and Erma.
  • As a teenager, he received his first guitar, a 1910 Gibson acoustic, as a gift from his grandmother.
  • He attended the Texas Technical University from 1961-1964, but dropped.
  • In 1977, he made his film debut in Oh, God!, costarring George Burns.
  • In 1967, he married Anne Marie Martell, a psychotherapist. Together they had two children, Zachary and Anna Kate, before their divorce in 1983. He was married to Cassandra Delaney from 1988 to 1991. Together they had one child, Jesse Bell.