Sunday, June 18, 2006

County Fair 1967

You know it's summer when the County Fair comes to town, and that is the theme for this week's Lawrence Welk episode, a repeat with wraps hosted by costume guru Rose Weiss. Here's the Lennon Sisters above wearing a sample of Rose's work in the number. "Something Stupid".
This show first aired in September 1967, and it features the gang singing "Cotton Candy and a Toy Balloon", Lynn Anderson above with Buddy and Neil with her rendition of "These Boots Were Made For Walking" which is three hundred times BETTER than the Jessica Simpson version, and Jimmy Roberts with something for the ladies with "Martha".

This is also one of Cissy King's first episodes dancing with Bobby Burgess and they dance to a rousing "Pennsylvania Polka" and speaking of accordian magic...there's Myron Floren playing the Dance of the Comedians and of course Larry Hooper does a hilarious Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas.
There's a cute number by Peggy Lennon featuring Charlie Parlato singing about Frankfurter Sandwiches (a bit risque!) and all sorts of sixties fun at the Bob Ralston here trying out to be the next World's Strongest Man?

I think Bob better stick with the keyboards, like he does with a brilliant piece titled "The Merry Go-Round Broke Down".

Next week is another repeat...Salute To Famous Musical Families hosted by Anacani.

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