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Welk described his band's sound, saying " We still play music with the champagne style, which means light and rhythmic.
Welk collaborated with Western artist Red Foley to record a version of Spade Cooley's " Shame on You " in 1945.
Whenever the orchestra played a polka or waltz, Welk himself would dance with the band's female vocalist, the " Champagne Lady.
After Welk and his band went on television, she appeared as a guest on the show, where she sang Latin American songs and favorites that were popular when she was traveling with the Welk band.
Welk was not pleased with Freberg's parody ( a hit single that year ) and denied he ever used the phrase " Wunnerful!
During one show, Welk brought a cameraman out to dance with one of the women and took over the camera himself.
Though Welk was occasionally rumored to be very tight with a dollar, he paid his regular band members top scale-a very good living for a working musician.
Welk told the audience that he would not tolerate such " cheesecake " performances on his show ; he later tried unsuccessfully to rehire the singer after fan mail indicated overwhelmingly that viewers disagreed with her dismissal.
Despite its staid reputation, The Lawrence Welk Show nonetheless did keep up with the times and never limited itself strictly to big-band era music.
Welk was married for 61 years, until his death, to Fern Renner ( born August 26, 1903-died February 13, 2002 ), with whom he had three children.
* Say It with Music – Lawrence Welk
* January 13 – The Lawrence Welk Show airs its Salute to Mexico episode where Anacani makes her debut with the Champagne Music Makers.
In 2007, he was inducted into the first class of the Gennett Records Walk of Fame along with 11 other musical greats including Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Gene Autry, Lawrence Welk and others.
In 1967, Randy Wood left to co-found the Ranwood Records label with Lawrence Welk.
They soon learned that Welk and Lomi Plo had made off with the spacecraft Anakin had intended to use for their getaway, taking with them Raynar Thul, an old friend of Jaina and Jacen.
He was a close friend of the North Dakota-born band leader Lawrence Welk who frequently reminded viewers of his television program of his association with Governor Davis.
She toured with the Welk Road Show as well.
When the show was canceled by the head of programming there, Welk formed his own production company and continued airing the show, on independent stations and, often during non-prime time, also on some of the ABC affiliates on which he had previously appeared as well as some stations affiliated with other networks.
Starting with the 1959 – 60 season the two shows were merged into The Lawrence Welk Show, reverting to monaural broadcasts.
If the number was more of a dance tune, Welk would frequently dance with ladies from the audience, for which he wh became somewhat known.
After two years and a string of short-lived vocalists, Norma Zimmer was hired, starting in 1960. Zimmer stayed with Welk for the rest of the show's run.
Classic shows — largely, from 1967 to 1982 — were repackaged with new footage ( either Welk or the show's cast introducing segments ) for syndication during the 1982 – 1983 season as Memories with Lawrence Welk, after which they were withdrawn from distribution for a short time.

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( The success of Hee Haw and Lawrence Welk in syndication, and the network decisions that led to their respective cancellations, were the inspiration for a novelty song called " The Lawrence Welk-Hee Haw Counter-Revolution Polka ," performed by Clark ; the song became a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in the fall of 1972.
The song was also sung at Bush's 2005 inauguration by Guy Hovis, former cast member of The Lawrence Welk Show.
One of them, grandson Lawrence Welk III, who usually goes by " Larry Welk ," is a reporter and helicopter traffic pilot for KCAL-TV and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles.
A devout, lifelong Roman Catholic, Welk was a daily communicant, which is corroborated in numerous biographies, by his autobiography and by his family and his many staff, friends and associates throughout the years
A resort community developed by Welk and promoted heavily by him on the show is named for him.
* The Lawrence Welk Show, television show hosted by Lawrence Welk
* Memorial from the 1960s, sponsored by the author, Ehm Welk, in front of the Buchenberg middle school on Ehm-Welk-Straße, to the " victims of fascism ".
The tune has since been covered by Lawrence Welk himself ( on the Dot album Scarlet O ' Hara ), Al Caiola ( United Artists-Album " Greasy Kid Stuff "), The Ventures, Agent Orange, Hank Marvin, Lively Ones.
The catalogue, except for recordings by Lawrence Welk, is today owned by Universal Music Group.
The salsa-inspired track was ironic ; Chatelaine, a women's magazine, once chose lang as its " Woman of the Year ," and the song's video depicted lang in an exaggeratedly feminine manner, surrounded by bright pastel colors and a profusion of bubbles reminiscent of a performance on the Lawrence Welk show.
He also used the beatnik musician theme in a parody of " The Great Pretender ," the hit by The Platters — who, like Ray and Belafonte ( see both above ) and Welk ( see below ), were not pleased.
It was later translated into English and performed by the Lawrence Welk orchestra.
After some debate, Anakin decided that Lomi Plo and Welk should join them, although Zekk predicted that they would be double-crossed by the Dark Jedi.
The Lawrence Welk Show is an American televised musical variety show hosted by big band leader Lawrence Welk.
In the years since first-run syndication ended, The Lawrence Welk Show has continued to reach new audiences through repeat episodes, broadcast in the United States by Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS ) stations.
The primary sponsor of The Lawrence Welk Show was Dodge ( automobile marque ), later to be followed by Geritol ( a multivitamin ), Sominex ( sleep aid ), Aqua Velva ( aftershave ), Serutan ( laxative ), Universal Appliances ( manufacturer of home appliances ), Polident ( a denture cleanser ), Ocean Spray ( fruit juice ) and Sinclair Oil ( automobile fuel ) served as associate sponsors for a short time.
He was most known for delivering these monologues in a distinctive German accent, which was parodied in popular culture ( even by Welk himself: the two books he authored, Wunnerful, Wunnerful!

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With a turn of the television dial, viewers around the globe could variously have seen shows and occasional specials featuring Dinah Shore, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Julie Andrews, The Carpenters, Olivia Newton-John, John Denver, John Davidson, Mac Davis, Bobby Goldsboro, Lynda Carter, Johnny Cash, Sonny and Cher, Bob Monkhouse, Carol Burnett, Rod Hull and Emu, Flip Wilson, Lawrence Welk, Glen Campbell, Donny & Marie Osmond, Barbara Mandrell, Judy Garland, The Captain & Tennille, The Jacksons, The Keane Brothers, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Mary Tyler Moore, Dean Martin, Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Smothers Brothers, Danny Kaye, Des O ' Connor, Buck and Roy, Roy Hudd, Billy Dainty, Max Wall or The Muppet Show.
Among the stars, Ann-Margret, Milton Berle, Carol Burnett, George Burns, Johnny Carson, Petula Clark, Eva Gabor, Helen Hayes, Dean Martin, Eve McVeagh, Vincent Price, Tony Randall, Buddy Rich, Joan Rivers, Ginger Rogers, Dinah Shore, Danny Thomas, Lawrence Welk, Flip Wilson, Shelley Winters and Patty Andrews of The Andrews Sisters all appeared during the run of the show.
This 750 seat showroom, whose opening act was comedian Red Skelton, made entertainment a priority at Harrah's and saw luminaries such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, Barbra Streisand, Lena Horne, Bob Dylan, The Supremes, Donna Summer, Peggy Lee, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Dolly Parton, Sergio Franchi, Joan Rivers, Liza Minnelli, Louis Armstrong, Liberace, Carol Burnett, Danny Thomas, Dean Martin, Jimmy Durante, Harry Belafonte, Sarah Vaughan, Tennessee Ernie Ford, George Gobel, Wayne Newton, Sonny & Cher, Phyllis Hyman, Lawrence Welk, Bill Cosby, and Sammy Davis, Jr., among others.
More recent versions include covers by Lawrence Welk, Martin Denny, Bent Thalmay, Dick Jordan, Helen Shapiro, Johnny Mathis, We Five, The Sandpipers, Sacha Distel, George Benson, Bobby Caldwell, Carol Welsman, Eric Comstock, Gene Nery, Robbie Williams, Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart, Miguel Bosé and others.

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