THE ‘’CHAMPAGNE MUSIC ‘’MAN WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1903

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Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was an accordionist
and bandleader who hosted The Lawrence Welk Show  on ABC from
1955 to 1982.  

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LENNON SISTER, DIANNE IS 71 TODAY

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Singer Dianne (Dee Dee) Lennon of The Lennon Sisters  quartet,
shown above with Lawrence Welk, debuted on the musical/variety 
TV show, Christmas Eve of 1955.
 

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TURN ON THE BUBBLE MACHINE!

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It was in 1951 that Lawrence Welk, an accordionist and bandleader settled in
Los Angeles, Cal. and soon began producing The Lawrence Welk Show on the local TV station KTLA. It was broadcast from the Aragon Ballroom in Venice Beach. The show became a local hit and was soon picked up by the ABC TV network in June of 1955. Band members were called The Champagne Music Makers and included Accordionist Myron Floren, Violinist Dick Kesner, Guitarist Buddy Merrill and Clarinetist Pete Fountain. The Lennon Sisters were also regulars along with Welk’s dancing partner Norma Zimmer. The Lawrence Welk show aired on Saturday nights until it was cancelled in the Spring of 1971.

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Lawrence Welk dancing with Norma Zimmer, “The Champagne Lady”.

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                    The Lennon Sisters with Lawrence. 
  

  


    
 
    
   

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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