Lawrence Welk

Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was an American musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, who hosted The Lawrence Welk Show from 1955 to 1982. His style came to be known to his large number of radio, television, and live-performance fans (and critics) as "champagne music".

In 1996, Welk was ranked #43 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

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Lawrence Welk - Legacy
... Welk's band continues to appear in a dedicated theater in Branson, Missouri ... the original ABC shows, and special longer Welk show rebroadcasts are often shown during individual stations' fund-raising periods ... A resort community developed by Welk and promoted heavily by him on the show is named for him ...
Ludwig And Christina Welk Homestead
... The Ludwig and Christina Welk Homestead built in 1893 is an historic farm house located at 845 88th Street, South East in Strasburg, North Dakota ... It is also known as the Lawrence Welk Birthplace, the Mike Welk Farm and ND SITS 32 EM 46 ... musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario Lawrence Welk was born to Ludwig and Christina Welk, who were German-speaking Roman ...
Bob Ralston - Facts
... Ralston often played a Thomas Organ on The Lawrence Welk Show ... He won first prize - a brand new Dodge car - and Lawrence Welk was one of the judges ... Martin, Tom Netherton, Andy Williams, Lawrence Welk, and Norma Zimmer ...
Aragon Ballroom (Ocean Park, Santa Monica, California) - History
... The Aragon was later known as the hall where Lawrence Welk and his big band, the "Champagne Music Makers," parlayed a scheduled four-week engagement in spring 1951 into a ten-year stint and a noted television show ... Welk's orchestra played to crowds numbering as high as 7,000 ... the manager of Los Angeles television station KTLA, offered Welk the opportunity to appear on television, and on May 11, 1951, the station began broadcasting a weekly show live ...
Bob Kames - Career
... a hit, selling over a million copies, and was later recorded by Frankie Yankovic and Lawrence Welk ... Vinton, Don Ho, Hildegarde, Frankie Yankovic and Lawrence Welk ... also performed for a short time with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra ...

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