12-14, the weekend of Denver’s death 20 years prior. Each night, noted Denver collaborators like Bill Danoff, Jim Horn and Chris Nole will perform the artist’s music and share personal stories about his life. On Oct. FILE: John Denver and Kermit the Frog laugh during the taping of a Muppet Christmas special in Los Angeles in a Nov. 12-14, Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House will hold a weekend of events to mark the 20th anniversary of Denver’s death. Tickets to the weekend’s events go on sale Feb. There will also be a screening of the 2013 documentary “Great Voices Sing John Denver,” which showcases opera singers singing Denver’s most popular songs, followed by a Q+A with Kenneth Shapiro, the film’s director, as well as one of its co-producers and its composer. 16, 1979, file photo. (AP Photo/File)
This October, it will have been 20 years since Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., also known as John Denver, died. 8 via wheeleroperahouse.com. To celebrate his music, Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House is hosting a series of events from Oct. The author of “Rocky Mountain High,” the singer-songwriter was beloved in Colorado, and lived in Aspen throughout his later life.