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Lawrence Welk

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Norma Zimmer and Lawrence Welk, 1961.

Source: Wikipedia

Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was an American musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, who hosted The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. His style came to be known to his large number of radio, television, and live-performance fans (and critics) as "champagne music".

Fact file

  • Born: March 11, 1903 Strasburg, North Dakota
  • Died: May 17, 1992 (aged 89) Santa Monica, California
  • Cause of death: Bronchopneumonia
  • Resting place: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California
  • Occupation: Musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Spouse(s): Fern Veronica Renner (1931–1992) (his death)
  • Children: Shirley Welk, Donna Welk, Lawrence "Larry" Welk, Jr.
  • Website: Welk Musical Family

Read more about Lawrence Welk at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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"Mobituaries": The Lawrence Welk you didn't know
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2020-01-03 19:12:09
Mo Rocca and Fred Armisen on the longtime bandleader and TV host known for "champagne music," and how the man who seemed like the ultimate square was anything but

Pete Fountain, a Clarinetist Known for His High-Spirited New Orleans Jazz, Is Dead at 86
NY Times Music, 2016-08-07 01:50:06
Mr. Fountain brought the traditional jazz of his native New Orleans to a national audience through frequent appearances on the Lawrence Welk and Johnny Carson television shows.

Variety, 2016-08-06 20:55:07
Pete Fountain, New Orleans jazz clarinetist who appeared on “The Lawrence Welk Show” and “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” has died. He was 86. Fountain died of heart failure on Saturday in New Orleans, his son-in-law and manager Benny Harrell confirmed to the AP. In his teens, Fountain started ...

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