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Encyclopedia > The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
The opening title card for the Lawrence Welk Show
The opening title card for the Lawrence Welk Show
Genre Music, Variety
Starring Lawrence Welk
Myron Floren
Bobby Burgess
Norma Zimmer
Dick Dale
The Lennon Sisters
Arthur Duncan
Joe Feeney
Jack Imel
Jo Ann Castle
Country of origin Flag of United States United States
No. of episodes 1,065
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC (1955-1971),
first-run syndication (1971-1982)
Original run July 2, 1955April 17, 1982
External links
IMDb profile

The Lawrence Welk Show is a musical variety show hosted by former big band leader Lawrence Welk. New episodes were aired in either a local, network, or syndicated capacity for more than 30 years; repeat episodes are still being broadcast in the United States, usually on PBS. Image File history File links Mancinimercer003. ... Image File history File links Mancinimercer003. ... Lawrence Welk during a taping of The Lawrence Welk Show Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was a musician, accordion player, bandleader, and television impresario. ... Myron Floren Myron Floren (born November 5, 1919 in Roslyn, South Dakota - died 23 July 2005 in Los Angeles County, California) is best known as being the accordionist on The Lawrence Welk Show between 1950 and 1982. ... Bobby Burgess (born May 19, 1941 in Long Beach, California) is an American dancer and singer. ... Norma Zimmer (born July 23, 1923) was Lawrence Welks Champagne Lady for more than two decades. ... Dick Dale (born September 14, 1926) is an American singer and musician, best known as a featured singer and saxophone player on the TV variety show The Lawrence Welk Show. ... The Lennon Sisters were a singing group consisting of four siblings: Dianne (born December 1, 1939), Peggy (born April 8, 1941), Kathy (born August 2, 1943), and Janet (born June 15, 1946). ... Arthur Duncan (born September 25, 1933 in Pasadena, California) is an American tap dancer, most known for his stint as a performer on The Lawrence Welk Show (1964-1982). ... Joe Feeney (born August 15, 1931) is an American born tenor singer who was a member of The Lawrence Welk Show television program. ... Lawrence Jack Imel (born June 9, 1932 in Portland, Indiana) is an American singer, dancer, musician, and television producer who is best known for his work on The Lawrence Welk Show. ... Jo Ann Castle (born Jo Ann Zering on September 3, 1940 in Bakersfield, California) is a noted ragtime pianist. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1954 in television, other events of 1955, 1956 in television and the list of years in television. // Events April 1 - The DuMont Television network drastically cuts back its programming. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1982 in television involved some significant events. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from 1935 until the late 1940s. ... Lawrence Welk during a taping of The Lawrence Welk Show Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was a musician, accordion player, bandleader, and television impresario. ... Rerun van Pelt is the name of Linus and Lucys younger brother in the comic strip Peanuts. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ...

Contents

Broadcast history

The Lawrence Welk Show started in 1951 as a local program on KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, California. The program originated from the since-demolished Aragon Ballroom at Venice Beach. Later, the show aired nationally on ABC from 1955 to 1971. When the show was canceled by the head of programming there, Welk formed his own production company and continued airing the show, on independent stations and, often during non-prime time, also on some of the ABC affiliates on which he had previously appeared as well as some stations affiliated with other networks. The syndicated version of the program aired from 1971 to 1982. 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... KTLA, channel 5, is a television station in Los Angeles, California. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... The Aragon Ballroom is the name of two historic ballrooms. ... Venice Beach and Boardwalk Venice, California, is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


Synopsis

Each week, Welk would introduce the theme of the show, which usually inspired joyous singing and/or patriotic fervor. He was most known for delivering these monologues in a thick German accent, which was parodied in pop culture (even by Welk himself: the two books he authored, Wunnerful, Wunnerful! and Ah-One, Ah-Two! were so titled because they were his catch phrases). In Wunnerful, Wunnerful! he mourns his thick accent, and in some of his pronunciations of "wonderful" in the show he can be heard forcing the D. "A1ANA2" was actually his license plate. A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... // Introduction A license plate, number plate or registration plate (often referred to simply as a plate, or colloquially tag) is a small metal or plastic plate attached to a motor vehicle for official identification purposes. ...


If the number was more a dance tune, Welk would dance with ladies from the audience, which he became somewhat known for. For certain songs, the couples in attendance were also allowed to dance at the Ballroom.


The "Musical Family"

The Champagne Music Makers

Welk employed many musicians and singers, which were known in the press as his Welk Family. These singers were bound by an unofficial set of morals dictated by Welk, and if Welk believed the audience did not find them wholesome enough, they would be fired. Former Champagne Lady Alice Lon was fired in 1959 for crossing her legs on a desk. Welk, on-air, told the audience that he did not tolerate such "cheesecake" on his show. After he fired Alice on-camera, thousands of letters filled the ABC mailroom, demanding an apology, and that she be rehired. Welk tried to get Lon back but she refused. In later years however, it was revealed that along with the "cheesecake" incident, another one of the reasons for Lon's departure was money; she was supporting three young sons and wanted a raise. A further reason was a dispute over what kind of songs she would be singing, and since Welk insisted on playing what he felt his audiences wanted to hear, generally older "standards", she rebelled against such restrictions. Image File history File links La008. ... Image File history File links La008. ... Alice Lon (born November 23, 1926 in Cooper, Delta County, Texas; died April 1981 in Dallas, Texas), known as The Champagne Lady, was a singer and dancer on the Lawrence Welk Show. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After two years and a string of short-lived vocalists, Norma Zimmer was hired, starting in 1960; she stayed with Welk for the rest of the show's run. Norma Zimmer (born July 23, 1923) was Lawrence Welks Champagne Lady for more than two decades. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


Welk relied on fan letters to tell him who was popular and who was not. Often, performers who received a positive reaction were prominently featured on future shows, while those who did not meet muster with the audience saw their solo opportunities diminish before they were let go.


Among the performers that were wildly popular with audiences during the years it was on ABC, were The Lennon Sisters, Jack Imel, Joe Feeney, Larry Hooper, Lynn Anderson (prior to her solo success as a country recording artist), and Jo Ann Castle just to name a few. The Lennon Sisters were a singing group consisting of four siblings: Dianne (born December 1, 1939), Peggy (born April 8, 1941), Kathy (born August 2, 1943), and Janet (born June 15, 1946). ... Lawrence Jack Imel (born June 9, 1932 in Portland, Indiana) is an American singer, dancer, musician, and television producer who is best known for his work on The Lawrence Welk Show. ... Joe Feeney (born August 15, 1931) is an American born tenor singer who was a member of The Lawrence Welk Show television program. ... Larry Hooper (July 22, 1917 – June 10, 1983) was an American musician and vocalist. ... Lynn Anderson (born Lynn Rene Anderson September 26, 1947) is a Grammy Award-winning, American Country Music singer. ... Jo Ann Castle (born Jo Ann Zering on September 3, 1940 in Bakersfield, California) is a noted ragtime pianist. ...


The move to syndication and public television

While the show was highly-rated, ABC decided to get rid of it in 1971 since most of its audience was people over the age of 50. His audience was this old both because Welk usually had performers sing and play standards from the '30s and '40s although by the late 70's, the show broadened to include pop songs from the 50's, 60's, and 70's as well as country music, patriotic music, and religious music; even so, younger viewers were typically out during the Saturday night timeslot. It was clear the pendulum was swinging away from old standard programs, as far as national network executives were concerned. The same year, in a similar bid to reach out to younger viewers, the rival CBS network fired Ed Sullivan, the host of a variety show that was popular in the 1950s and 1960s and that had been a launching pad for rising stars like Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Ed Sullivan Edward Vincent Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American entertainment writer and television host, best known as the emcee of a popular TV variety show called The Ed Sullivan Show that was at its height of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... “Rolling Stones” redirects here. ...


In response to ABC's move, Welk started his own production company and continued producing the show. Some independent stations put it in its old Saturday timeslot, and in many cases, it drew higher ratings than the network shows scheduled at that time. In many markets, the syndicated Lawrence Welk aired before the start of network prime-time on Saturday nights (7 PM Eastern Time); also in many areas, it competed against another show that was cancelled by CBS and resurrected in syndication, also in 1971 – Hee Haw. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Welk retired in 1982; however, classic shows — largely, from 1967-1980 — were repackaged with new footage (either Welk or the show's cast introducing segments) for syndication during the 1982-1983 season, after which they were withdrawn from distribution for a short time. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, Oklahoma's PBS member network, acquired the broadcast rights to the series in 1986. In order to introduce the show to a new generation, they produced a documentary film, Lawrence Welk: Television's Music Man, hosted by Kathy Lennon of The Lennon Sisters. The film was a retrospective on Welk's life and career, featuring interviews with surviving members of Welk's "musical family", and scenes from the show. After its airing, reformatted versions of the Welk show were released to public television stations. Welk continued to film new host segments until his passing, after which select members of the "musical family" took over as hosts. Reruns continue to air to this day, with new and updated interviews with surviving cast members, although some stations are planning to rethink carrying the program as its core audience is greatly decreasing. OETA (Oklahoma Educational Television Authority), is a statewide network of PBS stations covering the enitre state of Oklahoma. ... The Lennon Sisters were a singing group consisting of four siblings: Dianne (born December 1, 1939), Peggy (born April 8, 1941), Kathy (born August 2, 1943), and Janet (born June 15, 1946). ...


Show facts

For most of the show's run, the primary sponsors of The Lawrence Welk Show were Dodge automobiles, Geritol (a vitamin and mineral supplement) and Serutan (a bulk-forming laxative); the latter two particularly were the butt of endless jokes regarding the age of the show's typical viewers. 1917 Dodge Brothers Touring car. ... Geritol is the name of an American vitamin and mineral supplement. ... Retinol (Vitamin A) For the record label, see Vitamin Records A vitamin is an organic compound required in tiny amounts for essential metabolic reactions in a living organism. ... Serutan was an early fiber-type laxative product which was widely promoted on U.S. television in the 1950s and 1960s. ... Laxatives are foods, compounds, or drugs taken to induce bowel movements, most often taken to treat constipation. ...


Comic Stan Freberg created a parody of the show in a song called Wun'erful Wun'erful (Sides uh-one and uh-two), which became a Top 30 hit in 1957. Stanley Victor Freberg (born August 7, 1926 in Los Angeles) is an American author, recording artist, animation voice actor, comedian, puppeteer and advertising creative director. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... See also: 1956 in music, other events of 1957, 1958 in music and the list of years in music // January 5 - Renato Carosone and his band start their American tour in Cuba. ...


The show was taped at ABC Television Center West in Hollywood for 23 of its 27 years on the air. The only seasons not taped there was 1965-66, 1976-77 at the Hollywood Palace and CBS Television City from 1977 to 1979. The Prospect Studios (also known as ABC Television Center [West]) is a lot containing several television studios located at 4151 Prospect Avenue in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, at the corner of Prospect Aveune and Talmadge Street (named in honor of silent screen star Norma Talmadge), just east... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... The Hollywood Palace was an hour-long television variety show produced by Nick Vanoff. ... CBS Television City is a television studio located in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles West Side at 7800 Beverly Boulevard, at the corner of Beverly and Fairfax Avenue. ...


The show was billed as the Dodge Dancing Party from 1955 to 1959. During 1956-59, Lawrence Welk was broadcast two nights per week. The second show's title was Lawrence Welk's Top Tunes and New Talent Show (1956-58) and then Lawrence Welk's Plymouth Show, after another Chrysler vehicle (1958-59). Starting with the 1959-60 season the two shows were merged into The Lawrence Welk Show. DaimlerChrysler AG (ISIN: DE0007100000) is a German car corporation and the worlds fifth largest car manufacturer. ...


Tap dancer Arthur Duncan became the first African-American to appear regularly on a sponsored television variety program when he was hired as a permanent music maker by Welk in 1964. Arthur Duncan (born September 25, 1933 in Pasadena, California) is an American tap dancer, most known for his stint as a performer on The Lawrence Welk Show (1964-1982). ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


Singers and performers

Myron Floren Myron Floren (born November 5, 1919 in Roslyn, South Dakota - died 23 July 2005 in Los Angeles County, California) is best known as being the accordionist on The Lawrence Welk Show between 1950 and 1982. ... Jo Ann Castle (born Jo Ann Zering on September 3, 1940 in Bakersfield, California) is a noted ragtime pianist. ... Lynn Anderson (born Lynn Rene Anderson September 26, 1947) is a Grammy Award-winning, American Country Music singer. ... The Lennon Sisters were a singing group consisting of four siblings: Dianne (born December 1, 1939), Peggy (born April 8, 1941), Kathy (born August 2, 1943), and Janet (born June 15, 1946). ... Norma Zimmer (born July 23, 1923) was Lawrence Welks Champagne Lady for more than two decades. ... Arthur Duncan (born September 25, 1933 in Pasadena, California) is an American tap dancer, most known for his stint as a performer on The Lawrence Welk Show (1964-1982). ... Lawrence Jack Imel (born June 9, 1932 in Portland, Indiana) is an American singer, dancer, musician, and television producer who is best known for his work on The Lawrence Welk Show. ... Larry Hooper (July 22, 1917 – June 10, 1983) was an American musician and vocalist. ... Barbara Boylan (born August 12, 1942) in Long Beach, California) is an American dancer and former television personality who was featured on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1961 to 1967, and briefly for a few months in 1979. ... Bobby Burgess (born May 19, 1941 in Long Beach, California) is an American dancer and singer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Singer Ralna English of the Lawrence Welk Show Ralna Eve English American born singer (born June 19, 1942) was born in Haskell, Texas. ... John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) was the 79th Attorney General of the United States. ... Gail Farrell Gail Farrell (born October 6, 1947) Singer and songwriter who is famous as a member of the long running American TV musical variety program The Lawrence Welk Show. ... singer Sandi Griffiths Sandi Griffiths (born Sandi Jensen on August 1, 1946) is an American singer best known as a featured performer on televisions The Lawrence Welk Show. ... Sally Flynn (born July 23, 1946 in Ontario, Oregon) American singer and musician also known as Sally Hart was a featured performer on The Lawrence Welk Show television program. ... Singer Mary Lou Metzger of The Lawrence Welk Show Mary Lou Metzger (born November 13, 1950 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American singer and dancer best known for being a cast member on The Lawrence Welk Show. ... dancer Cissy King Cissy King (Born Claire Yvonne King on January 3, 1946 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American-born singer and dancer best known as a featured performer on The Lawrence Welk Show television program. ... Tanya Falan Featured singer from The Lawrence Welk Show was born in Glendale, California on May 7, 1949. ... Anacani (born April 10, 1954) is a Mexican-born American singer best known as a featured performer from The Lawrence Welk Show television program. ... Tom Netherton (born January 11, 1947) is a singer best known from The Lawrence Welk Show. ... Jimmy Roberts American singer (born April 6, 1924 - died February 6, 1999) who was a featured performer on the TV variety program The Lawrence Welk Show during its entire broadcast run from 1955 to 1982. ... Alice Lon (born November 23, 1926 in Cooper, Delta County, Texas; died April 1981 in Dallas, Texas), known as The Champagne Lady, was a singer and dancer on the Lawrence Welk Show. ... Ken Delo (born December 8, 1938) is an American singer best known as a member of televisions The Lawrence Welk Show. ... Dick Dale (born September 14, 1926) is an American singer and musician, best known as a featured singer and saxophone player on the TV variety show The Lawrence Welk Show. ... Joe Feeney (born August 15, 1931) is an American born tenor singer who was a member of The Lawrence Welk Show television program. ... The Aldridge Sisters is an American singing act that appeared on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1977 to 1982. ... Ava Barber of the Lawrence Welk Show Ava Barber (born June 28, 1954, Knoxville, Tennessee) is a U.S. country singer, best known for her association with The Lawrence Welk Show, on which she was a regular from 1974 through the shows cancellation in 1982. ... Kathie Sullivan (born May 31, 1953) is an American born singer who appeared on televisions The Lawrence Welk Show from 1976 to 1982. ... Clay Hart (born July 1, 1942) is an American country music singer and guitarist who was a member of The Lawrence Welk Show television program from 1969 to 1975. ... James L. Turner (born September 6, 19??) is an American country music singer and songwriter from The Lawrence Welk Show. ... Ron Anderson (born October 18, 1942) is an American singer who appeared on The Lawrence Welk Show as a member of the singing trio of Gail, Ron & Michael. ... Michael Redman (born April 15, 1945) is an American singer who was a member of televisions The Lawrence Welk Show from 1980 to 1982 as part of the trio Gail, Ron and Michael. ...

The orchestra

  • George Cates, conductor/music supervisor (1955-1982)
  • Buddy Merrill, guitarist (1955-1974)
  • Neil Levang, guitarist (1959-1982)
  • Johnny Klein, drummer (1955-1976)
  • Paul Humphrey, drummer (1976-1982)
  • Buddy Hayes, bass/tuba (1955-1966)
  • Buddy Clark, bass/tuba (1966-1967)
  • Richard Maloof, bass/tuba (1967-1982)
  • Frank Scott, piano/harpischord (1955-1969)
  • Bob Smale, piano (1969-1982)
  • Jerry Burke, piano/organ (1955-1965)
  • Bob Ralston, piano/organ (1963-1982)
  • Big Tiny Little, ragtime piano (1955-1959)
  • Pete Fountain, saxophonist/clarinet (1957-1959)
  • Orie Amodeo, saxophone/reeds (1955-1970)
  • Bill Page, saxophone/reeds (1955-1965)
  • George Aubry, saxophone/reeds (1955-1957)
  • Jack Martin, saxophone/reeds (1955-1959)
  • Russ Klein, saxophone/reeds (1957-1982)
  • Jack Dumont, saxophone/reeds (1959-1962)
  • Don Bonnee, saxophone/reeds (1959-1962)
  • Mahlon Clark, saxophone/reeds (1962-1968)
  • Bob Davis, saxophone/reeds (1965-1982)
  • Dave Edwards, saxophone/reeds (1968-1979)
  • Skeets Herfurt, saxophone/reeds (1979-1982)
  • Peanuts Hucko, saxophone/clarinet (1970-1972)
  • Henry Cuesta, saxophone/clarinet (1972-1982)
  • Bob Lido, violin/performer (1955-1982)
  • Dick Kesner, violin (1955-1960)
  • Billy Wright, violin (1957-1959)
  • Kurt Dieterle, violin (1959-1961)
  • Jimmy Getzhoff, violin (1960-1962)
  • Harry Hyams, viola (1961-1982)
  • Mischa Russell, violin (1962-1964)
  • Ambrose Russo, violin (1962-1964)
  • Joe Livoti, violin (1962-1982)
  • Bobby Bruce, violin (1964-1967)
  • Aladdin Pallante, violin/performer (1955-1967)
  • Stanley Harris, cellist (1959-1960)
  • David Pratt, cellist (1959-1961)
  • Charlotte Harris, cellist (1961-1978)
  • Ernie Ehrhardt, cellist (1978-1982)
  • Norman Bailey, trumpet (1955-1973)
  • Rocky Rockwell, trumpet (1955-1962)
  • Woody Guidry, trumpet (1955-1956)
  • Art Depew, trumpet (1957-1965)
  • George Thow, trumpet/production staff (1956-1982)
  • Warren Luening, trumpet (1959-1960)
  • Dick Cathcart, trumpet (1962-1968)
  • Charlie Parlato, trumpet (1962-1982)
  • Jim Porter, trumpet (1965)
  • Rubin Zarchy, trumpet (1968)
  • Ray Linn, trumpet (1968-1969)
  • Johnny Zell, trumpet (1968-1982)
  • Mickey McMahan, trumpet (1967-1982)
  • Laroon Holt, trumpet (1973-1982)
  • Barney Liddell, trombone (1955-1982)
  • Pete Lofthouse, trombone (1955-1965)
  • Jimmy Henderson, trombone (1957-1959)
  • Kenny Trimble, trombone (1957-1982)
  • Bob Havens, trombone (1960-1982)
  • Don Staples, trombone (1965-1982)

George Cates (born October 19, 1911 - died May 12, 2002) was an American music arranger, conductor, songwriter and record executive known for his work with Lawrence Welk and his orchestra. ... Buddy Merrill (born July 16, 1936 as Leslie Merrill Behunin, Jr. ... guitarist Neil Levang Neil Levang (born January 3, 1932) is an American born musician who is best known from televisions The Lawrence Welk Show, his instruments are the guitar and the banjo. ... John A. Klein, Jr. ... Richard Maloof (born January 17, 1944) is an American musician who played bass and tuba for the Lawrence Welk orchestra. ... Frank Scott (born June 21, 1921 - died October 1995) was an American musician and arranger that was a member of the Lawrence Welk orchestra. ... Jerry Burke (born July 26, 1911 - died February 13, 1965) was a musician that played the organ and piano for the Lawrence Welk orchestra from 1934 to 1965. ... Robert Ralston (born July 2, 1939 in Montebello, California) is an American pianist and organist perhaps best known from televisions The Lawrence Welk Show. ... Dudley Tiny Little Jr. ... Pete Fountain (born July 3, 1930) is a New Orleans clarinetist. ... Orie Amodeo (born March 9, 1921 - died December 26, 1998) was an American musician who was a member of the Lawrence Welk orchestra from 1945 to 1970. ... Jack Martin can refer to any of the following people: Jack Martin a former ice hockey player in the National Hockey League Jack Martin (guitarist) an American guitarist Jack Martin (cricketer) an English Test cricketer Jack Martin, P.I., a private investigator who claimed to have information on the assassination... David W. Edwards (born January 11, 1941 - died August 12, 2000) was an American big band-style musician, his instruments were the flute, saxophone and clarinet. ... Michael Andrew Peanuts Hucko (born April 7, 1918 - died June 19, 2003) was an American big band musician. ... Henry Falcon Cuesta (born December 23, 1931 - died December 17, 2003) was an American born musician who was a member of The Lawrence Welk Show. ... Bob Lido (born September 21, 1914 - died August 9, 2000) was an American born musician and singer who was a regular member of televisions The Lawrence Welk Show, his instrument was the violin. ... Billy Wright can refer to: Billy Wright (footballer) Billy Wright (terrorist) Billy Wright (musician) See also: William Wright Category: ... Aladdin Abdullah Achmed Anthony Pallante (born September 12, 1912 - died June 9, 1970) was an actor and musician better known to fans as Aladdin that appeared on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1955 to 1967. ... Charlotte Harris (born April 29, 1931) is an American musician who plays the cello and was a member of the Lawrence Welk orchestra. ... Norman Bailey (born February 6, 1913 - died July 11, 1984) was an American musician who was a member of the Lawrence Welk orchestra from 1952 to 1973. ... Charles Richard Cathcart (born November 6, 1924 - died November 8, 1993) was an American Dixieland trumpet player. ... Johnny Zell (born November 24, 1947 in Fort Benning, Georgia) is an American musician best known from televisions The Lawrence Welk Show. ... Barney Liddell (born August 13, 1921 - died May 5, 2003) was an American born big band musician from televisions The Lawrence Welk Show, his instrument was the trombone. ... Kenny Trimble (March 1, 1919 – May 8, 1991) was an American born musician who was a member of Lawrence Welks orchestra from 1957 to 1982. ... trombone player Bob Havens Bob Havens (born May 3, 1930) is an American big band and jazz musician who appeared on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1960 to 1982. ... Don Staples (born July 9, 1939 in Billings, Montana) is an American born big band musician. ...

Announcers

  • Lou Crosby (1955-1960)
  • Bob Warren (1960-1982)

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