Longtime Popular Singer with Lawrence Welk Show
Dick Dale was 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 married to his wife, Marguerite, in 1949. Together, they had three sons, Rick, Danny and David, and a daughter, Deedee. Dale passed away on December 14, 2014 at the age of 88.