Thursday (Oct. 12) marks the 20th anniversary of John Denver’s passing. The singer died unexpectedly in a single-person plane crash in California.
To commemorate the anniversary of Denver’s untimely death, his estate has released his previously unheard cover of Judy Collins’ song “The Blizzard.”
Denver recorded the song in the early 90’s. He later sent it to Collins, but the tapes sat dormant until Denver’s estate uncovered the track in 2016. They are releasing “The Blizzard,” along with other versions of his classic songs, on a new album. John Denver: The Windstar Greatest Hits will include versions of his greatest hits that he re-recorded during the early 90’s. The album will be available on vinyl and digital services on Dec. 1.
Denver’s 1994 biography Take Me Home will also be released on Kindle, and Audible.com will offer a version read by Denver himself.
Additionally, the Woody Guthrie Museum has teamed up with the Grammy Museum to showcase some of Denver’s memorabilia in an exhibit that runs through early 2018. Also, if you’re heading through the Denver International Airport this week, you’ll have a chance to see an exhibit about Denver’s life and music.