Dick Dale, Singer (1951-1982)
Sang "One Toke Over The Line" With Gail Farrell
Dick Dale is a popular baritone singer on the Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. Dale was born on September 14, 1926 in Algona, Iowa. He began playing the saxophone in seventh grade and joined Lynn Kerns' band in high school. He joined the Navy in 1944 and served in World War II. After the war, he joined Cliff Keyes Orchestra, returned to the Lynn Kerns' band and then joined Amby Meyer's Band. He also played with Al Menke's band and the Six Fat Dutchman.
Dick has been married to his wife, Marguerite, since 1949. Together, they have three sons, Rick, Danny and David, and a daughter, Deedee. Dale suffered a stroke in 2012 and made a full recovery. He celebrated his 87th birthday on September 15, 2013.