Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Pete Fountain

Here's another fine music maker from a roster of fine music makers, clarinet man Pete Fountain who jazzed things up on the Welk Show from 1957 to 1959!

And it's also his birthday today......Happy Birthday Pete!

Here's a nice shot of him alongside Russ Klein at the sax for a Dixieland number,

And here he is from the Milestones and Memories reunion special....

The New Orleans native is a local institution just like jazz, gumbo, the French Quarter and the Superdome....he continues to play with several bands and is a fixture during Mardi Gras weekend as a member of the Half Fast Walking Club.

And it all began fifty years ago when the Maestro hired him onto the show...


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