I've always felt John Denver was one of the great songwriters of the past half century.

Back in the 1970's, Country Music purist's weren't necessarily pleased with his 'country' hits.  Now of course, compared to where Country Music has gone and is going, John Denver is pretty much country to the core!

From 'Rocky Mountain High' to 'Back Home Again' and 'Annie's Song', John could string words together with the best of 'em.  And sell records?  Well, when you're topping the Country Charts...and the Pop Charts...and the Easy Listening charts...yes, he did sell the records and the concert tickets.

In this 1989 interview, John is 'down under' in Australia.  He was, indeed, a global music superstar.