Remembering John: 12/31/1943 – 10/12/1997


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I was home from college on a fall break in 1997 when I found out John Denver had died in a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean.  It wrecked me.  This brief tribute will explain a little bit of why.    Also, here is the video from the recording I shared in the episode, along with another one I filmed in my sister’s treehouse last summer to the sounds of the forest choir.