PHOTO: 1994: John Denver performing at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Source: News Corp Australia

A singer-songwriter who recorded more than 300 songs, John Denver could have lived anywhere.

But, he chose Aspen — overlooking the Rocky Mountains — and it’s easy to see why.

Denver was born in New Mexico in 1943, as Henry John Deutschendorf, and in Aspen he created his home, which he called “his sweet mountain paradise,” in 1970 and wrote about it in his song Starwood in Aspen.

Denver died in 1997 while piloting his new experimental aircraft.