One of the world’s best-known and best-loved artists, “JOHN DENVER’S ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH” – June 10 at 8:00 pm

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Airs on WOUB Monday, June 10 at 8:00 pm

A 1974 Colorado Red Rocks Concert to Celebrate The Iconic Song’s 50th Anniversary


John Denver standing on large rock in river
John Denver

In honor of the 50th anniversary of “Rocky Mountain High,” the iconic title track from Denver’s 1972 album, the John Denver estate partnered with Sony Legacy to digitize the concert special John Denver’s Rocky Mountain High. Filmed in 1974 at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, the concert features Denver performing in his prime at this stunning outdoor venue.

One of the world’s best-known and best-loved artists, Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. Denver’s career spanned four decades, and his timeless music has outlasted countless trends and garnered numerous awards and honors. Today, millions of fans old and new enjoy the work of this extraordinary performer, celebrated for songs such as “Leaving On a Jet Plane,” “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Sunshine On My Shoulders,” “Annie’s Song,” “Rocky Mountain High” and many more.

PBS special programming invites viewers to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; hear diverse viewpoints; and take front-row seats to world-class drama and performances. Viewer contributions are an important source of funding, making PBS programs possible. PBS and public television stations offer all Americans from every walk of life the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content.