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  Lawrence Welk Show, The
One of television's most enduring musical series, The Lawrence Welk Show, was first seen on network TV as a summer replacement program in 1955.
Welk's show went on to last an astonishing 27 years.
Welk himself was the target of endless jokes.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/L/htmlL/lawrencewelk/lawrencewelk.htm   (501 words)

  Lawrence Welk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Welk himself was indifferent to the tune, but his musical director George Cates said that if Welk did not wish to record the song, he, (Cates) would.
Welk's California automobile license plate read A1ANA2, referencing his trademark count-off before each number, "A one, and a two..." This plate is visible on the front of a Model A Ford in one of the shows from 1980.
Lawrence Welk is a recipient of the state of North Dakota's Roughrider Award.
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 The Lawrence Welk Show - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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.
For most of the show's run, the big sponsors of The Lawrence Welk Show were Dodge and Geritol, the latter being the butt of endless jokes regarding the show's clientele.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Lawrence_Welk_Show   (839 words)

 CMT.com : Lawrence Welk : Biography
Welk's long-running TV variety show was a huge success in its time, and remains an enduring favorite in reruns.
Welk was born on March 11, 1903, in the small, heavily German town of Strasburg, ND.
Welk achieved his greatest popularity on record with the Dot label during the early '60s, spearheaded by the smash instrumental hit "Calcutta," which became his only number one -- and, for that matter, Top Ten -- single in 1961.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/welk_lawrence/bio.jhtml   (1353 words)

 Lawrence Welk Birthplace, Strasburg, North Dakota
Lawrence Welk is North Dakota's favorite son, a local boy who made it big.
Lawrence's birthplace, officially known as the Ludwig and Christina Welk Farmstead, is nestled among wheat fields north of town, out in the middle of nowhere (as are most North Dakota attractions) but fairly easy to find.
It's tempting to speculate that the emptiness at the Welk Farmstead means something: a passing of the torch to a new generation of livelier musicians, a sign that old mega-celebrities do indeed fade away.
www.roadsideamerica.com /attract/NDSTRwelk.html   (756 words)

 Solid! -- Lawrence Welk
Welk's inability to read music proved a critical handicap in his job search, so when he was offered the chance to tour with an orchestra he accepted without hesitation.
Welk had spent all his cash reserves on the trip and was forced to pawn his diamond ring in order to feed his group.
Welk's first broadcast was a huge success and the station committed for the full four weeks.
www.parabrisas.com /d_welkl.php   (734 words)

 Lawrence Welk Museum, Escondido, California
Lawrence Welk Resort emerges from the brown desert dirt of southern California, all green and golf coursed, like an Old People Country Safari adventure park.
For years, the logo for the village was a quarter note, with the number 18 on its flag, symbolizing Welk's two passions: music and golf (Of late, this has been supplanted by an overly beveled "W" with a dot -- international icon for arm-waving orchestra leaders).
A vintage color TV camera is trained on Welk, and a studio monitor allows you the choice of viewing his image either "live" or on the TV.
www.roadsideamerica.com /attract/CAESCwelk.html   (484 words)

 American BigBands - Page 2 "W" Bands
Welk was flooded with letters from angry fans and he tried to hire Lon back but she refused to work with him again.
The 'Lawrence Welk Champagne Theater' was recently built in Branson, MO where a current version of the band continues to play, supplemented by members of his TV band, and the children of those performers.
Lawrence was a good businessman, developing 'Lawrence Welk Village', a 1,000 acre resort-retirment complex in Escondido, CA, where the current version of the Welk band often performs.
nfo.net /usa/w2.html   (2787 words)

 Institute for Regional Studies - Lawrence Welk Collection
Welk was an American cultural icon, whose music and musical family touched the lives of millions of people.
Welk is one of North Dakota's most famous native sons, born and raised in the German Russian community of Strasburg, North Dakota.
The Lawrence Welk scrapbooks span the years 1938-1942 and 1951-1982, and include photographs, articles, and newspaper clippings about Welk, his orchestra, and musical family.
www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu /welk   (622 words)

 St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: Lawrence Welk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Welk's program maintained the clean-cut stability of the Eisenhower era even as the popularity of rock 'n' roll ruined many big bands in the 1950s and the country churned with the turmoil of the 1960s.
Welk felt he couldn't let his band down and retire when, at 68, ABC canceled his show; but he didn't believe his crew should be paid any more than minimum union scale, though they were able to participate in his profit-sharing plan.
The Lawrence Welk Show was popular through the 1960s,; but in 1971,; ABC dropped it, concerned that a program sponsored by Geritol and Sominex couldn't appeal to the young, advertiser-friendly audience craved by marketing executives.
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 Strasburg, North Dakota, Strasburg, North Dakota, Strasburg North Dakota   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Welk Home was placed on the National Register as a Centennial project and restoration began in 1990.
The Lawrence Welk Show was produced for 26 years and today reruns of the popular program air weekly throughout the United States and foreign countries.
Lawrence died in 1992 and Fern lives in retirement in the Los Angeles, California area.
tradecorridor.com /strasburg/lawrencewelk.htm   (448 words)

 Lawrence Welk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was a musician, accordion player, band leader, and television impresario.
In the 1920s Welk led a big band played engagements in eastern South Dakota area.
His band was the station band for popular radio station in Yankton, South Dakota.
www.redondobeach.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Lawrence_Welk   (602 words)

 Buddy Merrill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Buddy joined the Lawrence Welk Show in 1959 and remained with the show until 1977.
Lawrence Welk had wanted to add the new sound of Rock N Roll to his show and hired Merrill to play "Rock Around the Clock."
While he was with Welk, Merrill made a number of solo recordings beginning in the mid-'60s and continuing into the '70s.
www.welkshow.com /merrill.html   (165 words)

 Lawrence Welk at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 - May 17, 1992) was a musician, accordion player, band leader, and television impressario.
During the 1930s and 1940s, Welk led a travelling big band, specializing in dance tunes and 'sweet' music.
His band continues to appear in a dedicated theater in Branson, Missouri even though Welk is now dead.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Lawrence_Welk.html   (358 words)

 Lawrence Welk
Welk was raised in a German-speaking hamlet in North Dakota, and did not learn English until he was 21, accounting for his distinctive accent.
The Lawrence Welk Show was a staple of ABC for many years, but the network dropped the show in the 1970s because programmers thought its audience was too old and moving away from its core viewing target.
Welk promptly signed a lucrative syndication contract and went right on producing the show for a number of years thereafter, with even greater financial reward.
www.spaceagepop.com /welk.htm   (430 words)

 Lawrence Welk Show History Article
Lawrence had been in the music world for some time, but had never been involved with television.
Lawrence declared he was doing his show around the 15 minute commercial break timing.
As a postscript to this episode, I would like to say that after that night, Lawrence Welk was a good sport about the experience, and became very cooperative in adapting to the 10-minute interval between commercials from that point on.
welknotes.com /WelkHistoryArticle.htm   (1958 words)

 Classic TV Shows - Lawrence Welk Show with the Lennon Sisters
Lawrence Welk didn' t have much pizazz, but he endured.
The show had the feel of a family and to his credit, Welk allowed members of the band to solo on the show.
Welk imbued his TV family with a moral code as well.
www.fiftiesweb.com /tv/lawrence-welk.htm   (263 words)

 Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, Lawrence Welk
Welk was one of eight children born on a farm near Strasburg, North Dakota.
From 1950-1955, the Lawrence Welk Orchestra appeared on KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, California, and so began the many years of televised performances of Welk and the Champagne Music Makers.
Through a generous donation from the Welk family in 1993, the NDSU Libraries and the Institute for Regional Studies hold the distinct honor of preserving and making available the music and memorabilia of Lawrence Welk.
www.governor.state.nd.us /awards/rr-gallery/welk.html   (258 words)

 lawrence welk
Although viewed as the musical epitome of the culture that produced Wonder Bread, American cheese, and "Fund with Dick and Jane" books, Lawrence Welk doesn't deserve to be written off as a stereotype entirely.
Within the stream of products Welk put out over a period of 30-odd years can be found a few gems--mostly in his 60s material on Dot Records.
Welk promptly signed a lucrative syndication contract and went right on producing the show for a number of years thereafter, with even greater financial reward.
journals.aol.com /lawrencewelkshow/lawrencewelk   (450 words)

 Timeshares for Rent or Purchase | California Timeshare Rental | Welk Resort Time Shares
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Welk Resort San Diego Vacationers and Timeshare owners alike enjoy two 18 hole golf courses, a live theatre featuring Broadway style productions and musicals, fine dining at our new Canyon Grille Restaurant, multiple swimming pools and spas including our 140ft.
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www.welkresort.com   (398 words)

 Current.org | Lawrence Welk lives!
When elderly viewers in North Carolina found out through their private intelligence networks that Welk was available in South Carolina on public TV, Kapp recalls, they lobbied hard to bring the show to them, north of the border.
To feed the viewers' curiosity about Welk's TV family, Allen's Oklahoma Network publishes a quarterly newspaper, The Lawrence Welk Show Musical Family News, that keeps them up to date on their cruise-ship bookings, spouses' illnesses and children's karate lessons, and Welk's own great-granddaughter.
Welk himself, now 89 [in 1992], is retired in Santa Monica and hasn't performed for seven years, says Allen.
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 The Lawrence Welk Show Fansite
Welk-ome to the Lawrence Welk TV Show Fansite.
My tribute to the long running musical show featuring the wunnerful bandleader Lawrence Welk and his champagne music makers with historic information on the series, episode guides, cast and band biographies, photo galleries (over 500 images) and lots more.
Disclaimer: This is an "unofficial" website and has no connection with the Welk Group Inc. I created this site as a fan of the Lawrence Welk show and hope that you enjoy it.
www.webspawner.com /users/welkfan71   (151 words)

 OETA - The Oklahoma Network | The Lawrence Welk Show
Lawrence and the gang salute the genius by featuring some of the well-loved songs written by this prolific lyricist and composer – Johnny Mercer.
Lawrence and the band kick off this Irving Berlin Show with “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” Bobby Burgess and Cissy King dance to “Let’s Face the music and Dance,” and Guy and Ralna sing “Remember.” An arousing rendition of “God Bless America” with Norma Zimmer and our Musical Family close the show.
In the opening of this show, Lawrence asks a rhetorical question, ”What do the following songs have in common, ‘Mack the Knife,’ ‘Our Love’ and ‘Hot Diggity?” The answer, as he gleefully explains, is that all of them were originally classic compositions, and, as the show progresses, Lawrence explains where each song came from.
www.oeta.onenet.net /welk   (2330 words)

 ABC News: 'Lawrence Welk Show' Accordion Player Dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A consummate musician versed in everything from polka to Bach, he joined Lawrence Welk's band in 1950 and stayed on until the television show ended in 1982.
The orchestra, which also included saxophonist Dick Dale and singer Jim Roberts, was famous for bouncing, effervescent dance music that Welk began playing as a young man in his native North Dakota.
Singer Bill Lennon, whose older sisters were regulars on Welk's show and who occasionally also performed on the show, said Floren as a talented musician.
abcnews.go.com /Entertainment/wireStory?id=971348&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (257 words)

 A Lawrence Welk Christmas - The Definitive Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This is strictly a fan site, developed and maintained by a Lawrence Welk fan for other Lawrence Welk fans for informational purposes.
This includes, but is not limited to, Lawrence Welk Resorts, The Lawrence Welk Show, The Lawrence Welk Gift Shop, Ranwood Records, Dot Records, Coral Records, MCA Special Products, Pilz, Pickwick, Reader's Digest / RCA, Mistletoe, Lawrence Welk himself, and the stars, past and present, of The Lawrence Welk Show.
The photo of Lawrence Welk on the home page is from the booklet that accompanies the 3-CD box set, "Lawrence Welk - A Musical Anthology", Ranwood Records RD3-1004.
www.harvestmoondesign.com /welk/disclaimers.php   (217 words)

 Lawrence Welk
Lawrence Welk's “musical family” members Mary Lou Metzger and Tom Netherton host this concert of patriotic music, which also marks the 100th anniversary of Welk's birth (he died in 1992).
I was forced to watch Lawrence Welk as a child.
Lawrence Welk was a devout Catholic family man, had a couple of children and many grandchildren.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/854884/posts   (1720 words)

 The NDSU Libraries: Germans From Russia
Lawrence Welk dies at 89; Welk's death `the passing of an era' By Betsy Gerboth, Staff Writer, The Forum, Fargo, North Dakota, May 19, 1992, Page 1A
Lawrence Welk dies He was simply 'wunnerful,' fans recall By Todd Nelson, Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, May 19, 1992, 1A
Fern Welk, wife of Lawrence Welk, is eulogized as daughter of the prairie
www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu /grhc/history_culture/lawrence_welk   (1400 words)

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