Sandi Griffiths, Singer (1968-1980)
Lawrence Welk's Vivacious Singer With Girl-Next-Door Beauty
Sandi Griffiths sang on the Lawrence Welk Show from 1968 to 1980. While still a college student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Griffiths (then Sandi Jensen) began singing in a trio with Heather Young and Sally Hart (another Welk Show Alum).
After graduating in 1966, they moved out to Hollywood. Griffiths and Hart auditioned for Welk in 1967 while Welk was searching for female singers to replace the Lennon Sisters. He was instantly impressed with her talent and perfect 'Girl Next Door' looks. In 1968, Sandi became a regular part of the Welk television show cast, singing first with Sally Hart and then with Gail Farrell and Mary Lou Metzger.
Appearing weekly on national television was only a part of Griffith's work. Griffith's kept busy recording for albums, doing commercials and traveling extensively for concert performances. While working on the Welk Show, Griffiths married her college sweetheart, Brent Griffiths. Over the course of her tenure with the Welk Show, they became the proud parents of seven children.
Griffiths left the show in 1980, deciding that her parental duties outweighed the heavy commitments of her career. Today, Sandi continues to do concert dates with various Welk stars and is active in the Mormon Church.