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The Lawrence Welk Show

The Lawrence Welk Show


World famous bandleader Lawrence Welk brought his lively brand of "Champagne Music" in to American homes for well over two decades ... and his show is possibly still the most beloved and well known music variety show in television history.

The original series only ran until 1971, but TLWS continued to live on with new episodes in syndication through 1982.
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Episode Info

Final: 27x32 -- Spotlight on our Musical Family (Apr/17/1982)


Strike Up the Band: orchestra
Oh, Shenandoah: Jim Turner, Ava Barber, the Aldridge Sisters and the Otwell Twins
Deep River: Henry Cuesta on clarinet
Calcutta: danced by Bobby Burgess & Elaine Niverson with Bob Ralston at the piano, Myron Floren on accordion and vocals by Mary Lou, Gail, Ron, Michael
Whispering Hope: Norma Zimmer & Jimmy Roberts
That’s Life: Ken Delo with Skeetz Herfurt on saxophone
unidentifed: trumpet section (Charlie Parlato, Laroon Holt, Mickey McMahan, Johnny Zell)
Linger a While: saxophone section (Henry Cuesta, Bob Davis, Skeetz Herfurt, Russ Klein, Dick Dale)
Lassus Trombone: trombone section (Barney Liddell, Kenny Trimble, Don Staples, Bob Havens)
Moonglow/theme from "Picnic": orchestra with vocals by Gail Farrell and Norma, Kathie, Anacani, Sheila, Sherry, Roger, David, Ron, Michael, Ken, Jim
The Days of Old Vaudeville: sung and danced by Mary Lou Metzger & Jack Imel
The Woodchopper’s Ball: orchestra featuring Henry Cuesta on clarinet, Bob Havens on trombone, Russ Klein on saxophone
Come Fly with Me: Gail Farrell, Ron Anderson & Michael Redman
Let There Be Peace on Earth: Guy Hovis & Ralna English
Cute: danced by Arthur Duncan with Paul Humphrey on drums
Sure They Called It Ireland: Joe Feeney with Myron Floren on accordion
Love and Marriage: Dick Dale & Kathie Sullivan
Se Dice en...: Anacani
Lady of Spain: Myron Floren on the accordion
There’s No Business Like Show Business: Ken, Sheila, Joe, Sherry, Arthur, Gail, Guy, Norma, Jack, Kathie, Bobby, Ron, Ava, Jimmy, Elaine, Michael, Mary Lou, David, Ralna, Jim, Anacani, Roger and orchestra
Available Episodes

Episode 19
Nov 05, 1955
Season 1 episode 19

Live from Chicago
Sep 17, 1955
Season 1 episode 12

Episode 7
Aug 13, 1955
Season 1 episode 7

Episode 6
Aug 06, 1955
Season 1 episode 6

Episode 2
Jul 09, 1955
Season 1 episode 2

Episode 1
Jul 02, 1955
Season 1 episode 1

Cast
Lawrence WelkLawrence Welk
As Himself
Myron FlorenMyron Floren
As Himself (Accordionist)
Barney LiddellBarney Liddell
As Himself (Trombonist)
Dick DaleDick Dale
As Himself (Saxoponist/Singer)
Bob LidoBob Lido
As Himself (Violinist/ Singer)
Jimmy RobertsJimmy Roberts
As Himself (Singer)
Alice LonAlice Lon
As Herself (Champagne Lady, 1955-1959)
Big Tiny LittleBig Tiny Little
As Himself (Pianist, 1955-1959)
Jerry BurkeJerry Burke
As Himself (Pianist, 1955-1965)
Aladdin PallanteAladdin Pallante
As Himself (Violinist, 1955-1967)

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Recaps
13x13: Christmas Show recap: (incomplete)
High on a Housetop - Jo Ann Castle playing a brick piano
Heigh Ho - danced by Bobby and Cissy dressed as elves.. read more.

9x24: French Show recap: (incomplete)
River Seine
Dominique: The Lennon Sisters
Paris in the Spring: Norma Zimmer
The French Lesson: Aladdin with Janet Lennon
Just a Gigolo: Larry Hooper.. read more.

13x1: Great Tunes and Great Talents recap: (incomplete)
There's No Business Like Show Business: danced by Bobby, Arthur, Jack, Cissy, sung by Lynn, Steve, Dick, Natalie, Jimmy, Larry, Diane, Peggy, Janet, Kathy, Joe
All I Really Need Is the Girl: Sung by Bobby Burgess, danced by him and Cissy King
How Are Things in Glocca Morra?: the Lennon Sisters
Winchester Cathedral: Bob Lido and orchestra
Louisiana Hayride: Danced by Bobby and Cissy, sung by Steve, Kathy, Jack, Janet, Arthur, Peggy, Natalie, Dick, Diane, Lynn, Larry, Joe, with trumpetist Dick Cathcart, Trombonist Bob Havens, clarinetist Mahlon Clark
I Got Rhythm: sung and danced by Arthur Duncan
Oh What a Beautiful Morning: Joe Feeney
The Brotherhood of Man: Larry Hooper with whole chorus.. read more.

13x11: Winter Wonderland recap: Sleigh Ride: Steve, Andra, Jimmy, Kathy, Bobby, Cissy, Dick, Janet
I've Got My Love to Keep We Warm: orchestra
Edelweiss: Norma Zimmer
medley of Victor Herbert songs: danced by Bobby Burgess & Cissy King
Under the Mistletoe (I Wanna Do More than Whistle): Dick Dale & Andra Willis
The Old Lamplighter: the Lennon Sisters
Frosty the Snowman: Jo Ann Castle on the Honky tonk piano
I'll Be Home for Christmas: Steve Smith with Norma, Charlie, Curt
Whistle While You Work: danced by Arthur Duncan
Doggie in the Window: Larry Hooper
Puff the Magic Dragon: Natalie Nevins
It's a Small World: Myron Floren on accordion, Kathy & Janet Lennon, Bobby Burgess, Jack Imel, Cissy King
A House with Love in It: Steve Smith
Viennese Waltz: orchestra with Lawrence and Cissy dancing
Blue Christmas: Lynn Anderson
Santa Nacale: Joe Feeney with Frank Scott at the piano
polka: Myron Floren on accordion + encore with Lawrence and Cissy dancing
White Christmas: Bob Ralston at the organ
Winter Wonderland: Natalie, Jimmy, Norma, Peggy, Dick, Janet, Lynn, Bobby, Cissy, Dianne, Kathy, Larry, Joe, Andra, Steve.. read more.

13x10: Fun in Wintertime recap: Button Up Your Overcoat: Kathy, Dick, Janet, Jack, Cissy, Bobby, Andra, Steve
People Will Say We're in Love: orchestra
It's a Marshmallow World: the Lennon Sisters
A Spoonful of Sugar: Myron Floren on accordion with Neil Levang on guitar & Buddy Merrill on banjo
I Could Have Danced All Night: Andra Willis
Little Bells and Big Bells: danced by Bobby Burgess & Cissy King
I Believe: Norma Zimmer
The Skater's Waltz - Boogie Style: Jo Ann Castle at the honky tonk piano
Promises, Promises: Lynn Anderson
You're Just in Love: orchestra
Little by Little and Bit by Bit: Larry Hooper
The Flea: Bob Ralston on harpsichord with musicians Jack Imel, Charlie Parlatto, Neil Levang & Buddy Klein
Padre: Joe Feeney
unidentified dance number: Arthur Duncan
But Maybe You'll Be There: Steve Smith
Winter Wonderland: Natalie, Jimmy, Norma, Joe, Peggy, Dick, Lynn, Bobby, Cissy, Dianne, Kathy, Larry, Andra, Steve, Janet
Lovable Doll: orchestra
I Can't Give You Anything but Love: Bob Lido and orchestra
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Dick Dale & Kathy Lennon with dancers Bobby Burgess, Arthur Duncan & Jack Imel and entire cast
Puff the Magic Dragon: Natalie Nevins
It's a Small, Small World: Myron Floren on accordion, Janet & Kathy Lennon, Cissy King, Jack Imel & Bobby Burgess.. read more.
Crew

Executive Producer: Sam Lutz
Costume Designer: Rose Weiss
Camera Operator: Jim Balden, Herm Falk
Art Director: Charles Koon
Sound Mixer: Shawn Murphy (1), Dick Wilson (1)
Orchestra Leader: George Cates

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Recurring Guests

Warning: The Lawrence Welk Show guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Variety
Genre: Family | Music
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Syndicated ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 02, 1955
Ended: September 04, 1982
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