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John Denver Induction

John Denver Colorado Music Hall of Fame Induction Event

April 21, 2011

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Legendary pop superstar John Denver was inducted to the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in a special benefit concert celebrating his music and life on Earth Day Eve, April 21, 2011 at 1stBank Center. The stellar evening featured performances of notable John Denver hits by host Olivia Newton-John, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lee Ann Womack, John Oates and former collaborators Bill Danoff of the Starland Vocal Band (co-writer of “Take Me Home, Country Roads”) and John Sommers (writer of “Thank God I’m A Country Boy”). Famed composer Lee Holdridge led the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra in a special tribute performance. Notable environmental activists also joined the stage in a commemoration of John Denver’s long life dedication to the environment. Joining John Denver in the hall’s freshman class was Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

INDUCTEES:

• As music fans everywhere know, John Denver will always be associated with the Rocky Mountains and the city of his adopted name. During his 1970s heyday, he was one of the top five selling recording artists in music history.

• Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a naturally formed, world-famous outdoor venue just fifteen miles west of Denver, is recognized for its star-studded concert roster, natural acoustics and ambience.

Photos top to bottom—Gov. John Hickenlooper, Jesse Belle Deutschendorf, Anna Kate Denver; John Oates, Olivia Newton-John; Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band); all-star finale.

JOHN DENVER-RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE - John Oates, Olivia Newton-John

JOHN DENVER-RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

JOHN DENVER-RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE - finale

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Inaugural Dinner Fundraiser

Inaugural Fundraising Dinner

March 13, 2011

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A special inaugural fundraising dinner was held at Pasta Jay’s restaurant on Sunday, March 13, 2011, celebrating the exciting plans for the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Tableside perfomers included:

• Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Richie Furay, known for forming the bands Buffalo Springfield and Poco

• Jock Bartley, the guitarist, songwriter and leader of Firefall, the Boulder scene’s biggest success story of the late 1970s

• John Magnie, a founding member of the Subdudes

• Bill Nershi, a founding member and accomplished acoustic guitarist in String Cheese Incident

• Chris Daniels

• Kenny Passarelli

• Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Matt Morris

• Danielle Ate The Sandwich

Photos top to bottom—Jock Bartley (Firefall), John Magnie (Subdudes), Chris Daniels; Scott Sellen, Richie Furay; John Magnie, Chris Daniels, Fred Gowdy; all-star finale.

INAUGURAL FUNDRAISING DINNER - Scott Sellen, Richie Furay

INAUGURAL FUNDRAISING DINNER - John Magnie, Chris Daniels, Fred Gowdy, Rick Roberts

INAUGURAL FUNDRAISING DINNER - finale

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