The Lawrence Welk Show

September 27, 1969 - 15th Season

Season 15, Ep 1, Aired 9/27/69
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  • Episode Description
  • Lawrence's 15th Season Opener. Highlights: Jo Ann, Dick, Steve, Sandi, Bobby & Cissy (also dancing), Joe, Norma, Jimmy, Salli and Myron on accordion perform "The Pennsylvania Polka". Tanya and Ralna, Lawrence and musicians join in for The "Hippie" segment. The orchestra featuring Larry Hooper (piano) and Myron Floren (accordion) perform "Calcutta". Norma Zimmer sings "Goodnight, My Someone". Gail Farrell performs "Downtown". "The Days of Vaudeville/Waiting for the Robert E. Lee/Back in the Old Routine/Won't You Charleston with Me?" are sung and danced by Bobby Burgess & Cissy King. Joe Feeney, Bob Ralston at piano perform "Arriverderci Roma". Ken Delo sings "The Green Leaves of Summer". Arthur Duncan with Joe, Ralna, Jack, Sandi, Dick, Salli, Bobby, Cissy perform "Big Noise from Winnetka". Tanya Falan sings "Goin' Out of My Head". Sandi Griffith & Salli Flynn perform "Together, Wherever We Go". Jimmy Roberts sings "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". Clay Hart (also on guitar) with Neil Levang, Buddy Merrill and Richard Maloof perform "Another Day". Bob Lido sings "Winchester Cathedral". Ralna English sings "Windy". Jo Ann Castle at the honky tonk piano perform "Those Were the Days". Steve Smith performs "Moon River". Cissy, Norma, Sandi, Salli, Jo Ann, Tanya, Bobby, Dick, Steve, Jimmy, Ken, Clay, Larry join in for "Battle Hymn of the Republic".moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lawrence Welk

    Host

  • Arthur Duncan

    dancer (1964-1982)

  • Bob Lido

    singer/violinist

  • Bob Ralston

    pianist/organist (1963-1982)

  • Bobby Burgess

    dancer (1961-1982)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Lawrence: (after having his hippie costume removed) That was just a sample of what we're not going to do.

    Notes (2)

    • Gail Farrell makes her first appearance on this episode.

    • During the opening number, Lawrence and some of the musicians dress as hippies.

    Trivia (1)

    • This episode features songs that were popular during Lawrence Welk's 15 years on ABC (1955-1969).

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