John Denver Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Colorado: John Denver was born (as Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.) in Roswell, New Mexico. Still, his name and smashes as "Rocky Mountain High" have made him as much a part of Colorado as Coors beer.

Things are a little sunnier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following the posthumous unveiling of a star for John Denver.

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The "Sunshine on My Shoulders" singer received the walk's 2,531st star on Friday (Oct. 24), 17 years after his death.

Denver's son, Zak Deutschendorf, and daughter, Jesse Belle Denver, attended the unveiling.

Denver rose to fame in the 1970s with a series of sunny, optimistic songs that included "Rocky Mountain High," "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and "Annie's Song."

He died in a 1997 plane crash at age 53.

Friday's unveiling coincided with the opening of a Hollywood exhibition of photos called "Sweet Sweet Life: The Photographic Works of John Denver."

The musician's photos will be on display at Hollywood's Substrate Gallery for the next month.