Sunday, October 31, 2010

Champagne Halloween: Myron, Tanya and Hoopie

Harpo Marx, Raggedy Ann and Superman party down....

Happy Halloween!


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Champagne Halloween: Tom Netherton

Arr mateys....


Friday, October 29, 2010

Champagne Halloween: Guy & Ralna

Here they are dressed up as cowpokes just off the Santa Fe Trail...

Trick or treat!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vintage Champagne from the Paley Center in pictures

The pictures are courtesy of

They were taken this past Tuesday at the Vintage Champagne symposium held at the Paley Center.

If you want to see them in larger sizes you have to register to the site to do so, but it's worth it....they are very nice!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dry Bones

Since Halloween is around the corner, here's the five Lennon Sisters....

Yup, you heard me right, Five.....Janet, Peggy, Kathy joined by Mimi and Annie from 1965 with their rendition of Dry Bones.

After this wraparound by Janet and Kathy of course...


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Musical Family Hair of the Week

Richard Maloof rocks the afro topped with a mustache....


Monday, October 25, 2010

Ten years of Welknotes

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Welknotes.

I first joined this fine Yahoo! Group back in 2002, and had the pleasure of making so many new friends who share one thing in common.

Lawrence Welk and his Musical Family

I'm very happy to extend my congratulations to the group's founder and moderator, Judy Shaw for an amazing ten years of bringing people together and keeping the Maestro's legacy alive.

So come along and visit Welknotes, or better yet....become a member today!

They also have a terrific companion webpage filled with pictures too.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Caption This!

Starring Cissy and Bobby....

Got a funny caption? Click on the comments link and share it!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

He's an old cowhand from the Rio Grande

More like east central Indiana....

Here's ol' cowhand Jack Imel with a purdy cowgal from Philly, Mary Lou Metzger, with their rendition of "I'm an Old Cowhand"

Yippie yi yo kayah indeed....


Friday, October 22, 2010

Who will be the next Miss Lawrence Welk?

Will it be Sandi, Ralna or Gail?


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Barney Liddell plays the trombone

That young man from Gary, Indiana is one Hoosier Hotshot....


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Musical Family Hair of the Week

Tom Netherton gets shagadellic from 1977....


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Six Degrees of Gail Farrell #7

It's been quite a while, but I feel the time is right to have Gail in another Six Degrees Of....

Today we'll link her with actor, singer extraordinaire Susan Anton!

And away we go!

1. Susan guest starred on an 1983 episode of The Love Boat alongside fellow guest star Linda Evans

2. Linda was a member of the ABC team on Battle of the Network Stars X with Scott Baio as team captain

3. Scott was one of the co-ringmasters on Circus Of The Stars #7 with Peter Scolari as one of the star studded performers

4. Scolari co-starred with Bob Newhart in the CBS sitcom Newhart

5. As for ol' Bob himself, the theme song for Newhart was composed by none other than Henry Mancini

6. And Hank himself guest starred on the Lawrence Welk Show with Gail Farrell

It's a small, star-studded world.....don't you think?


Monday, October 18, 2010

Meanwhile, down on the farm.....

Bobby Burgess is hiking up his pants....

Gail and Mary Lou are looking for dates to the Harvest Moon Ball....

Bob Lido tries to play Stairway To Heaven on his fiddle....

....and there's plenty of excitement on the ol' Louisiana Hayride


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Remembering Natalie Nevins

I found this lovely tribute video to Natalie this morning on You Tube, it features her brother, Father John Nevins.

I think you'll like it.....


Saturday, October 16, 2010

More Action Packed Dixieland Jazz

With Don Bonnee....

Jack Dumont.....

.....and Russ Klein

Swing away fellas!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Time for Bob Warren to announce the show

You know how the drill goes....

"From Hollywood, the Lawrence Welk Network presents, LAWRENCE WELK AND HIS CHAMPAGNE MUSIC MAKERS!"

And the boys in the band proceed to rock this mutha out.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

When The Saints Go Marching In

Here's a brilliant Dixieland number from the boys in the band....

Featuring Johnny Klein on the drums....

Dick Cathcart on trumpet....

....and Bob Havens on trombone



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Musical Family Hair of the Week

Vintage 1960s Lynn Anderson, always pretty as a butterfly...


Monday, October 11, 2010

On the road again, just can't wait to get back on the road again....

The life I love is making music with my friends....

....and I just can't wait to get on the road again.

This past Saturday, it was Highways and Byways from 1981, here's the rundown of the musical numbers

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Champagne Five - My Favorite Anacani Songs

Well, I think the time is right for a new Champagne Five and today we put the spotlight on our favorite Latin Bombshell, Anacani!

And the list will be the Blogmaster's All Time Favorite Songs sung by Anacani on the show, I hope they will be your favorites too.

5. Sugartime (1974)

4. The Lady In Red (1978)

3. Noche De Ronda (1973)

2. Rancho Allegre (1979)

1. South America, Take It Away (1978)

But seriously, it's hard to find favorites since any song Anacani performs is a never find genuine talent like that anymore.

Keep a song in your heart and a rhumba in your soul!


Saturday, October 09, 2010

Bandstand of the Week

From 1971, like a rose the Music Makers sound very nice....


Thursday, October 07, 2010

I want one of those new fangled raccoon coats

.....that Buddy Merrill is wearing

The weather is getting cooler, I just want to stay warm and trendy!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Musical Family Hair of the Week brought to you by Charlotte Harris, and her cello


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Lawrence Welk - IEBA Hall of Famer

The IEBA stands for International Entertainment Buyers Association, it's a non profit for agents, concert promoters, performers and managers for promoting revenue for live shows.

In the posthumous inductee category, Lawrence Welk is among this year's inductees.

Congratulations Mr. Welk! It's an honor well deserved....

Here's the full list of inductees, just scroll down to find the Maestro listed there.

Monday, October 04, 2010

South Euclid Memories

Back in the day, in 2004....the stars came to Northeast Ohio

Sally Flynn, Sheila Aldridge, Gail Farrell, Tanya Falan and Cissy King grace the stage.

Here's Ken Delo with Clay Hart

Cissy has come between Sheila and Sherry Aldridge, in song that is....

Gail joins Michael Redman for a nice duet.

Joe Feeney is in the solo spotlight.

And here's the Aldridge Sisters, Tanya, Cissy and Clay.

The Champagne Music Makers, always and forever blowing bubbles.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

The new season means the latest in menswear

The first episode of the 1976 season, lets see what the men are wearing.....'s Tom Netherton sporting a wide collar lime green three piece

....Joe Feeney goes bananas with his all yellow ensamble

....and finally Ken Delo takes us to the islands with a nice Hawaiian sportcoat