HE WOULD never have cut it as Henry John Deutschendorf jr, but as John Denver, he charmed the world with 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', 'Annie's Song', 'Rocky Mountain High', and 'Thank God I'm a Country Boy' - all of which are undisputed classics.
Indeed the Colorado state legislature adopted "Rocky Mountain High" as one of its two state songs in 2007, while in Ireland, singer-songwriter and broadcaster Marc Roberts has earned critical and public acclaim for his A Tribute To The Music of John Denver, which he brings to the Town Hall Theatre on Friday November 30.
The show, which comes just over 21 years since Denver's tragic death in an airplane crash in October 1997, is a multimedia journey through Denver's life and music. Marc will also be joined on-stage by musical director Terry Byrne, and special guests Kathy Crinion, Máirín Fahy, and Yvonne Fahy.
Marc has toured A Tribute To The Music of John Denver in Britain, Germany. Belgium, Australia, Tasmania, and Denver's home town of Aspen, Colorado. More recently he performed the show in Sri Lanka, where the country's Sunday Observer declared: "Denver's music had its second lease of life when Marc Roberts performed the hits with the same kind of emotion Denver used to deliver to his fans."
For tickets contact the Town Hall (091 - 569777, www.tht.ie ).