Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Gail Farrell makes her Welk debut

Let's go back in time to another wunnerful milestone and memory!

The year was 1969, the Lawrence Welk Show opened it's 15th season on ABC that fall and on that same episode marked the debut of a young and talented girl from Durant, Oklahoma the Maestro discovered at a tag dance at the Hollywood Palladium, where his band played Saturday nights.

Of course, the girl I am referring to is Gail Farrell....

And here's Gail singing her debut number, made famous by Petula Clark titled "Downtown".