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John Denver Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES ( - John Denver was 27 years old the summer he moved to Aspen, Colo., a place with which the then-emerging singer-songwriter -- born Henry John Deutschendorf, the son of a U.S. Air Force officer -- would one day become synonymous. "The Rockies always resonated, and he always wanted to live here," says G. Brown, director of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame (Denver was its first inductee in 2011), who interviewed Denver multiple times during his tenure as a popular music journalist for the Denver Post. "When he got to the mountains he was happy -- that's all there is to it. That summer he camped a lot, and he got back to the things he loved most, the...