Sunday, March 23, 2008

1968 Easter Parade

After three long weeks of pledges....were back to regular Welk programming and just in time for Easter!

From 1968, the Maestro is pleased to bring you an Easter Parade so here are some highlights....

The gang opens the show...dressed in their Sunday's best with "Easter Parade".

Here in the solo spot, the lovely and talented Andra Willis singing "Peace In The Valley".

Next up is Jack Imel in one of his most dramatic roles "Abbott the Rabbit".

Also, we have Jo Ann Castle and Bob Lido singing "Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet".
Among the other selections in this week's show include Sandi & Sally's "Peter Cottontail", Bob Ralston playing "Sunrise Serenade" on the piano, Myron Floren looking for "The Lost Chord" on his accordian, Natalie Nevins with "Bless This House" and great instrumentals by the band such as "Get Me To The Church On Time" and "On The Street You Live".

Great show from beginning to end, and compliemented well with Mary Lou's interview with Jo Ann herself!

In this interview, she talks about how she went from her birth name of Zeiring to Castle, more fun on the Welk show such as the ponytail bit and her twenty year relationship with beau Liv Biviano.

And just by hearing her talk, she's is having a ball!

Next week, it's a repeat...the Salute to Roses, a great one not to be missed. May you have a Happy Easter and don't get sick from biting the head off those chocolate bunnies.

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