Over 100 Lawrence Welk Biographies of the Longest Running TV Show In History!
The Lawrence Welk Show was among the most successful musical variety shows in American history and can be watched on PBS
A wealth of talent entertained millions of people on TV with what became known as Champagne music over its 30 year and 1,065 episode history. As a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, all biographies have been independently researched and compiled to create the most extensive Lawrence Welk biographical data online.
This Weekend on PBS
"Salute To The Big Bands" (1960)
Rocky Rockwell guest stars in this very special episode (1960) and features Lawrence Welk and his orchestra playing tribute to the legendary big bands of the era. Band tributes include Duke Ellington, Kay Kyser, Sammy Kaye, Ted Weems, Benny Goodman, Glen Gray, Russ Morgan and Jan Garber. Songs include "Minnie the Moocher" (Cab Calloway), "When My Baby Smiles At Me" (Ted Lewis), "Heartaches" (Ted Weems), "Who Wouldn't Love You"(Kay Kyser) and "Let's Dance"(Benny Goodman).