Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Ladies, you're prayers have been answered! Time to go back to the wunnerful 1960s as my webpage has opened up a photo album featuring Steve himself, either as a soloist, as a member of the Blenders or as part of the Curt Ramsey Quintet.
STEVE SMITH: WELK ICON OF THE SIXTIES
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Of course, I went there for a show two years ago....that's how I met him.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Emcee Allen Ludden brings out the next puzzle, Janet should get this one....
.....or does she?
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
So far, I haven't heard of any pledge week specials on the table. But I do have some creative Welk programming ideas that OETA and many individual public television station might consider which could mean more viewers and those pledge dollars!
For those week-long pledge drives, I can envision an all day Welk marathon where for an entire day (or half a day) PBS can show episodes of the Lawrence Welk Show back-to-back-to-back....and so forth.
Or maybe, for a whole week....nothing but Welk (mini-marathon) in Prime Time!
This one can be for either pledge weeks or normal broadcasting day, broadcast select episodes of the Welk show (those not on the regular OETA Saturday Night rotation) on Late Night, go up against the Tonight Show and the Late Show....or sometime after midnight, which should be popular with the college kids!
Or if you want just simple Welk pledge specials...here's a few suggestions,
Champagne on Broadway, it would take place in Branson where a dozen Welk stars pay salute to the songs and tunes from the Broadway stage.
Champagne Polka Party, where the Musical Family celebrate the show's contributions to polka music, can be held at Branson, Wurstfest, or Hamler's Summerfest.
Maybe than can do a clip show, something on the lines of the Welk show's most memorable and popular musical numbers....kinda like TV Treasures Part Two: Electric Boogaloo.
That's just a few suggestions of mine, any other ideas out there?
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
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".
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
This week's show was excellent! Other great numbers included were "Moonlight Becomes You" by Tom Netherton, "True Love" by Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts, "I'm An Old Cowhand" featuring Jack Imel and Mary Lou Metzger as well as "Mississippi Mud" featuring Larry Hooper and the Welk show's Barber Shop Quartet.
Plus, you can see Anacani as well as many other of your favorites in the Welk Stars Reunion Show held at Branson's Welk Resort the first week of September. I know that I am excited about it!
Until next week's show.....take care and stay cool everyone.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thanks for voting! The new poll is up and ready to go!
Friday, July 18, 2008
She is an Aldridge
And she can carry a tune
The fellas love her
Happy Birthday Sheila!
It's one for the history books! Each and every one of the girls was super sweet and nice, and their harmonies were picture perfect!
And here's the link, hope you enjoy them!
TUESDAY WITH THE TRIO AT BEAR CREEK FARMS
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I always enjoy my time after concerts meeting and talking with the Welk stars, and last Tuesday got to have some quality time with the lovely Mary Lou Metzger.
Since she was born in Pittsburgh, and spent her childhood in Philadelphia....I asked the one question that the world has always pondered.
Steelers or Eagles?
I hate to break it you you guys in Black & Gold, but Mary Lou told me she's an Eagles fan.
If Mary Lou and Richard happen to stumble on this blog, here's a nice moment in Eagles history from YouTube that brings back pleasant memories for them and many other fine football fans.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Time to hit the sack.....and got to see the end of baseball's All Star Game at Yankee Stadium (15 innings!).
Who would have thunk it?
Monday, July 14, 2008
I'm very excited in particular because this will be the first time I'll get to see Sandi Griffiths live and to meet her in person! I will be sure to provide pictures from the show and to put on my webpage.
Here are some pics of the trio to tide you over....
Sunday, July 13, 2008
So let's go back to 1971 and relive some wunnerful memories!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
And we got hybrids that run on bubbles!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Then comes Officer Bob Ralston of the California Highway Patrol to write them up a citation.....
Knowing that they are busted, Sandi & Sally break out into a fine Champagne Musical Number....
.....and then make their escape from the authorities!
I just know this is going to be on television as another one of Southern California's Finest Police Pursuits.
Larry Welk the Third will be up in the chopper providing narration for KCBS and KCAL. This will win him a local Emmy for sure!