John Denver in the mid-1970s was arguably America’s most celebrated male entertainer. His 1973 Greatest Hits album remained on Billboard magazine’s chart of top album sellers for about three years. In 1975 and 1976, Denver won four American Music Awards- honours that measured the sentiments of music buyers rather than industry figures. Of his 24 albums released on the RCA label during his lifetime, 14 were eventually certified gold (for sales of 500,000 copies), and eight of those sold over a million copies each.
Australian singer, Rick Price, returned from his current home in Nashville to tell the John Denver story to regional Australian audiences in 2014. Rick’s award-winning voice gave true heart and soul to Denver’s music, while telling the story of his contradictory life – a life that combined love of the environment, his fellow beings and the planet, while at the same time giving into bouts of infidelity, alcoholism and aberrant behaviour.
Rick narrated a gripping story of Denver’s passions while giving voice to more than 20 of his greatest hits. He was accompanied by The Colorado Quartet in two hours of superb entertainment.