Remember when… John Denver came to Alice Springs.

All images Paul Wiles

“Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves we are the same.” – John Denver

John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist, and humanitarian whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s.[4] Starting in the 1970s, he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists.[5] By 1974, he was one of America’s best-selling performers.

John Denver, Debbie Boone and American actress Susan Saint James performed at Anzac Oval on the 7th December 1977… were you there?

A sample of John Denver’s amazing songs- many of which remain favorites even today.

Listen below to some of the audio from the show :