- Feb 15, 2003
- Jupiter, Florida
Don't forget Jackie Gleason.My Grandparents always had his show on when I was at their house. Red Skelton and Ed Sullivan as well.
Him too...probably more that I have forgotten.Don't forget Jackie Gleason.
Maybe it is a yerning for America of old, or a escape from today's music, but early on Sunday mornings in the Winter, I enjoy watching Lawrence Welk videos on youtube. If this was summer, I would be outside doing something before church.
Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was an American accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, who hosted the The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. His style came to be known as "champagne music" to his radio, television, and live-performance audiences.
Welk was born in the German-speaking community of Strasburg, North Dakota. He was sixth of the eight children of Ludwig and Christiana (née Schwahn) Welk, Roman Catholic ethnic Germans who emigrated in 1892 from Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine).
Maybe some of us long for our youth, or a time of more "work hard and then relax some". I don't know, but I do enjoy Mr. Welk's shows on youtube. A little piece of positiveness, rest and relaxation in today's world.
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You say that like it's a bad thing.Why don't you just get a pair of white shoes, move down to Miami and get this whole thing over with?
GON, just don't move to Del Bocca Vista.Why don't you just get a pair of white shoes, move down to Miami and get this whole thing over with?
Chris, I am rolling on the floor LOL and crying. Your Dad's motivational talent of "fixing the radio" is classic! I have to remember this one for sure. You dont still happen to have the radio do you?My father wanted me to like big band and pushed Lawrence welk on me from about 2 till I was a tween. He even gave me radios for Christmas with the tuner glued to a station he liked .
I was not allowed to listen to anything else untill I got my first car @16.
Today I'm not the least bit interested in the Lawrence welk show.
Or as Jimmy Buffet would say:If more people sold Mary Kay, we'd have a pink car nation.