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Tribute gets to heart of John Denver’s music

Singer, songwriter, activist, optimist, owner of an impressive dome of golden hair and round, wire-rimmed glasses — John Denver was a lot of things. Cool was not among them.

He seemed painfully aware of his wholesome reputation, which he earned by singing some of the most heartfelt, glistening hits of the 1970s: “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Annie’s Song,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders.”

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