Thursday, January 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Tom Netherton!

It's January 11th....which means only one thing in the land of Champagne Music, Tom Netherton's birthday!

The son of Thomas and Lillian Netherton, his journey to music stardom began as an army child growing up in Munich, Germany to stateside in Bloomington, Minnesota, his own army service in Panama during the Vietnam conflict and back to the upper Midwest where in 1973, made his official debut with the music makers at one of Welk's live concerts at St. Paul, Minnesota.

He would make his Welk show debut later that year on their annual Christmas special, and with his combination of good looks, solid religious faith and deep baritone voice, Tom became one very popular music maker, especially with the ladies.

He still continues to entertain the masses today, this year he'll continue his engagement at the Mountain View Inn in Greensburg, Pennsylvania plus in July, will appear with fellow Welk stars Joe Feeney and son Chris, Mary Lou Metzger and Jack Imel at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, sure to catch one of his shows whenever possible.

And of course, Happy Birthday Tom! He is still single ladies....


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Tom! I watched you singing on a 81 rerun! On Lawrence Welk Show (You were CUTE!) Love, Elise (age 10)