FUN FACTS ABOUT THE WELK SHOW
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Music Makers that have appeared on Don McNeil's Breakfast Club radio show?
Alice Lon and Andra Willis

Earliest born Welk Music Maker? (Not named Lawrence Welk)
Kurt Dieterle: vocalist and violin player (born January 30, 1899)

Youngest born Welk Music Maker?
Michelle Semonski (born August 16, 1967)

Music Makers that have celebrated 25 years of service when show was on?
Orie Amodeo and Lois Lamont in 1970 (joined 1945)
Barney Liddell and Larry Hooper in 1973 (joined 1948)
Curt Ramsey in 1974 (joined 1949)
Myron Floren in 1975 (joined 1950)
Dick Dale, Johnny Klein and George Cates in 1976 (joined 1951)
Bob Lido in 1978 (joined 1953)
George Thow in 1981 (joined 1956)
Joe Feeney, Jack Imel and Russ Klein in 1982 (joined 1957)

Musical Family members that became married couples?
Peggy Lennon and Dick Cathcart (married 1964)
Barbara Boylan and Greg Dixon (married 1967)
Kathy Lennon and Mahlon Clark (married 1967)
Ralna English and Guy Hovis (married 1969)
Mary Lou Metzger and Richard Maloof (married 1973)
Sally Flynn and Clay Hart (married 1974)
Lois Lamont and Russ Klein (married 1975)
Gail Farrell and Ron Anderson (married 1979)
Sherry Aldridge and Bob Davis (married 1980)

Current Music Maker Pro Tempore? (Longest active tenured music maker?)
Dick Dale: saxophone, clarinet and vocalist (joined 1951)

Music Makers that have appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson?
Lawrence Welk, Cissy King and Ralna English

Books Lawrence Welk co-authored with Bernice McGeehan
Wunnerful Wunnerful! The Autobiography of Lawrence Welk (1971)
Ah-One, Ah-Two! Life With My Musical Family (1974)
My America, Your America (1976)
Musical Family Album (1977)
This I Believe (1979)
You're Never Too Young! (1981)

Record labels that Lawrence Welk's Musical Family recorded for
Coral, Dot, Decca and Ranwood

Music Makers (other than the Maestro) that were born in North Dakota
Johnny Klein, Frank Scott, Neil Levang, Lynn Anderson & Joey Schmidt

Companies and products that have sponsored the Welk Show
J.B. Williams Company (Geritol, Aqua Velva, Sominex, Serutan, Rose Milk)
Chrysler Corporation (Dodge)
Block Drug Company (Polident, Tegrin Shampoo)
Ocean Spray - Cranberry Juice and Jelly
Universal Appliances
Sinclair Petroleoum
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