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!

Ritz Theater
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!

Growing up I was classic Rock
But the Eagles changed all of that

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!

I was impressed
in the elegance
and in the performers

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!

Sherry and Debbie
going up to the entrance

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!

The decor was really nice
and this was our view
it filled up
and no seats were left!

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


Their only number one hit!

Debbie – Sherry’s sister
who flew in to stay for a week

Thank you for reading Papa’s World

and our little music trip

down memory lane

What John Denver
was all about
plus the environment!

Welcome to Papa’s World


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