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Calypso by John Denver

Artist Biography For John Denver

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. December 31 1943 – October 12 1997 Known Professionally As John Denver Was An American Musician Singer-Songwriter Record Producer Activist Actor And Humanitarian Whose Greatest Commercial Success Was As A Solo Singer Starting In The 1970s. He Was One Of The Most Popular Acoustic Artists Of The Decade And One Of Its Best-Selling Artists. By 1974 He Was Firmly Established As America's Best Selling Performer And AllMusic Has Described Denver As "among The Most Beloved Entertainers Of His Era". Read More On Last.Fm

Frogtoon Music - Song Info: Calypso

Written By John Denver In 1975 "Calypso" Is A Tribute To Jacques-Yves Cousteau And His Famous Marine Conservation/research Vessel "Calypso". There Are A Number Of Versions Of Calypso On Denver's Albums. The Original Version Can Be Heard On Windsong Featuring Many Of Denver's Megahits - Fly Away Duet With Olivia-Newton John Looking For Space Featured In The Series Finale Of Magnum P.I. Like A Sad Song Thank God I'm A Country Boy As John Denver Got Older And His Voice In His Words Became Deeper He Would Later Do An Acoustic Remix Of Calypso Which Appeared On A Number Of Future Compilation Albums In The US And Abroad But Most Noticeably Earth Songs An Acoustic Album Which Coincided With The Very First Recognition Of What We Know Today As Earth Day. Calypso Also Appeared In Video Form On John's Evening At And In A TV Special Which Jacque-Yves Cousteau And His Son And His Crew's Work Were Recognized. John Spent Several Days Onboard With The Crew Which Was The Catalyst Of The Song. He Admitted Later In A Future Program Of His Video Hits Admit Difficulty In Finishing The Last Verse Of The Song And His Son Giving Him The Inspriation To Finish Just Days Before It Was To Be Recorded For The First Time.

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