Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yes, there will be a new Lawrence Welk PBS special

And it will be hosted by Doc Severinsen of Johnny Carson fame.....

These are the details I got from Welknotes today.....

The name of the special is LAWRENCE WELK'S BIG BAND SPLASH and it will air on many PBS stations starting March 5th and will air throughout the month.

I'm not sure which stations, including mine, but will find out soon.

The special is a celebration of big band hits, and ol' Doc himself will host....they'll even air his performance of "Love Story" when he guested on one of the Maestro's shows back in 1972.

Band soloists include Henry Cuesta, Bob Havens, Pete Fountain, Jo Ann Castle, Johnny Zell, Kenny Trimble, Jack Imel, Bob Ralston and Johnny Klein.

Vocal solos will include Alice Lon, Mary Lou Metzger, Tanya Falan, Guy Hovis and Ralna English and the dance numbers will feature Bobby Burgess, Cissy King, Elaine Balden, Jack Imel and Arthur Duncan plus many more!

I'll keep you posted on any further details.....stay tuned.

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