Sunday, July 23, 2006

Sally Flynn

Today, we in all of Welkdom celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite music makers, who is not just very beautiful but very talented as's none other than Sally Flynn!

The native of Ontario, Oregon first started performing on a regular basis when she enrolled at Brigham Young University in 1964, in the school's Program Bureau division where she met best friend and future castmate Sandi Griffiths. Over the next four years, in addition to their studies, the duo we know of as Sandi & Sally would tour Vietnam as part of the USO tour, played the Horseshoe at Disneyland, and played Las Vegas as Jack Jones' opening act, but it was in 1968 that America really got to know Sally when the girls auditioned and won permanent roles on the show.

From 1968 until 1972, Sally was an important and very popular part of the Welk show....singing with Sandi in the duo, participating in many of the group's choral numbers and had her own solo number, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". In 1974, she married the show's country singer Clay Hart, which emarked her in a new phase of her life and career as a wife and part of a husband and wife singing act (just like Guy & Ralna)...a partnership that has lasted to this very day! It includes co-hosting a home decorating show with Clay on TNN, commercials and concerts opening for celebrities such as Red Skelton and touring as part of the Forever Blowing Bubbles troupe of Welk show alumni.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SALLY....we look forward to many more years of singing, laughs and wunnerful friendship all of us have enjoyed.


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