Pete Lofthouse, Trombone
Lawrence Welk's Trombonist
Pete Lofthouse performed with the Welk Orchestra from 1953 to 1965. He was born in Toronto in 1919 and received a ministerial degree from Pasadena College. Lofthouse began his musical career with the Ben Pollack orchestra in the 1940's playing alongside vaudevillian Benny Davis and clarinetist Bill Wood. Afterward, he played with the Jan Savitt Orchestra and the Phil Harris orchestra before finally landing with the Lawrence Welk Show in 1953.
Lofthouse passed away at the age of 55 in 1974.