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John Denver Wanted His Legacy To Be Remembered For This 1 Reason More Than Anything (ARCHIVES)

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We lost John Denver too soon. 

His untimely passing in 1997 still pains us, as he had so much more life to live. His breakthrough record, "Take Me Home, Country Roads" shot him to fame in 1971 and has been a household name ever since. 

On February 26, 1979, PEOPLE Magazine published a cover story on John Denver and his wife Annie Martell Denver. 

(Photo credit: www.people.com)

They opened up about their high, but low-profile marriage, their adopted children, and how they saved their marriage.

Probably the most celebrated love ballad of all time, Denver wrote "Annie's Song" during a trying time in their relationship. Annie was insecure and overwhelmed by Denver's success during their early years together. They separated for the longest six days of their lives. 

"It was only six days, but felt like three months," Annie recalled. "I would get up at 4 a.m. and start crying and continue until I went to sleep that night."

They reconciled and Denver went on to win two Grammys, an Emmy, two CMA awards, three American Music Awards, one ACM award, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He also starred in movies, released approximately 300 songs (200 of which he wrote himself), and was a known activist and humanitarian.

Besides all the fame and accolades, Denver thought the best part about him was that he was a husband to his wife and a father to his two children.

"When I die, if they say I was Annie's husband and Zachary John and Anna Kate's father, boy, that's enough for me to be remembered by," says John Denver. "That's more than enough."

How sweet. He sure loved his family, and they loved him too. 

(Above: Anna Kate, John, and Zachary John/Photo credit: MKay's Pintrest Account)

Take a look at Denver singing "Annie's Song" below.

Lyrics Below

You fill up my senses like a night in the forest,
like the mountains in springtime, like a walk in the rain,
like a storm in the desert, like a sleepy blue ocean.
You fill up my senses, come fill me again.

Come let me love you, let me give my life to you,
let me drown in your laughter, let me die in your arms,
let me lay down beside you, let me always be with you.
Come let me love you, come love me again.

You fill up my senses like a night in the forest,
like the mountains in springtime, like a walk in the rain,
like a storm in the desert, like a sleepy blue ocean.
You fill up my senses, come fill me again.

 

 

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