Well we discovered – two blocks away –
A theater that opened in 1925!
And – still had shows during the week!
Welcome to the ” RITZ”
in Winter Haven Florida!
We knew her sister Debbie was flying in to spend the week
So – we booked tickets
for a John Denver Tribute
put on by Tom Becker
Former member of the folk group
The New Christy Minstrels!
And the price $10.00 each
They were sold out for two performances!
We did not know what to expect
but it was all set up like dinner table’s
and we were table # 48!
There were more tables
so I think 3 to 4 hundred people!
We had great seats – toward the back – but up-
we could see over everyone
they sold drinks – beer and snacks
Black table cloths
and the theater was freshly painted
or very well maintained!
The performance was very good –
He sounded exactly like John Denver
and even played a couple songs he wrote and recorded
along with a song form the New Christy Minstrels!
Thank God I’m A Country Boy!
And the list goes on and on!
You just do not realize
the number of songs John Denver wrote and sang
And we knew every one of them!
Plus -his very first hit song –
The fifth song he ever wrote
went to number one – but not by him!
” I’ll be back babe” was the first title
only he wrote it for
PETER – PAUL & MARY and retitledto
” LEAVING ON A JET PLANE”
Their only number one hit!
Thank you for reading Papa’s World
and our little music trip
down memory lane
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